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    #1

    State grants, which

    I am not sure if my sentence is grammatically correct. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Swedish newspapers are partially financed by the state grants, which assure their existence even if their circulation would dwindle.

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    Re: State grants, which

    I cannot see any. About its sounding more or less natural, I leave that to native English speakers.
    However, without any further context, I would personally drop "the" before "state grants".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: State grants, which

    Swedish newspapers are partially financed by state grants, which assures their existence even if circulation dwindles.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: State grants, which

    I see several possibilities:

    1. Swedish newspapers are partially financed by (the) state grants which/that assure their existence even if circulation dwindles.
    2. Swedish newspapers are partially financed by state grants, which assure their existence even if circulation dwindles.
    3. Swedish newspapers are partially financed by state grants, which assures their existence even if circulation dwindles.


    In 1 and 2, the antecedent of the relative pronoun is state grants. in 3, it is the whole main clause.

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