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    Question Adjective clause

    Could you please tell me which sentences are more formal in academic writing?

    1) "A 3-m DEM file, which was taken from X organization and was related to the main river, was used for hydraulic analysis."
    2) "A 3-m DEM file, which was taken from X organization and related to the main river, was used for hydraulic analysis."

    Or do you have a better suggestion?

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    Re: Adjective clause

    A 3-m DEM file, taken from X organisation and related to the main river, was used for hydraulic analysis.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Should there be an "is" before "related"?
    I am curious how a file can be related to a "the main river" and why the river is not named.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Should there be an "is" before "related"?
    I think the verb 'to be' should not be used before an adjectival participle phrase, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Should there be an "is" before "related"?
    I am curious how a file can be related to a "the main river" and why the river is not named.
    That type of file (DEM) is a spatial file.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    That hasn't helped me. What is a "spatial file"? I still don't understand how a file can be "related to a main river". Do you mean that it "relates to a specific river"?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Sep-2015 at 12:38. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What is a "spacial file"?
    The OP did not say that. See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by bahar57 View Post
    That type of file (DEM) is a spatial file.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_data_file

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    I know. I just spotted my own typo and fixed it before I even saw your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think the verb 'to be' should not be used before an adjectival participle phrase, but I am not a teacher.
    I think it could go either way. "And" could be a conjunction, in which case the clause would not be participial.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Adjective clause

    I think it can only be a participial phrase instead of a clause because a subject is missing, but I am not a teacher.

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