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    #1

    which they were doing

    Which are correct:
    1) They were accused of breaking the law, which they were doing.

    2) They were accused of breaking the law, which they were.

    3) They were accused of breaking the law, which they had done.
    4) They were accused of breaking the law, which they had.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: which they were doing

    They are all unnatural. 2) is the closest to a natural sentence in my opinion.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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