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    participle or relative clauses

    Hi teachers

    I am confused by the way of using relative and participle clauses. I used one example from my report writing. Can you please tell me which one is corrected?

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    The line graph shows the number of foreign tourists visiting the UK and UK tourists traveling to other countries over a period of time from 1979 to 1999.

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    The line graph shows the number of foreign tourists who visit the UK and UK tourists who travel to other countries over a period of time from 1979 to 1999.

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    The bar chart reveals which countries appeal to UK residents the most in 1999.
    The bar chart reveals which countries appealing to UK residents the most in 1999
    The bar chart reveals which countries appealed to UK residents the most in 1999

    Thank you

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    Re: participle or relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post
    The line graph shows the number of foreign tourists visiting the UK and UK tourists traveling to other countries over a period of time from 1979 to 1999.
    The line graph shows the number of foreign tourists who visited the UK and UK tourists who traveled to other countries over a period of time from 1979 to 1999.
    Both of these are good. Notice I corrected the verbs in the second to the past tense.

    The bar chart reveals which countries appeal to UK residents the most in 1999.
    The bar chart reveals which countries appealing to UK residents the most in 1999.
    These two are not correct.

    The bar chart reveals which countries appealed to UK residents the most in 1999.
    This is correct.

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    #3

    Re: participle or relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post
    The bar chart reveals which countries appealed to UK residents the most in 1999
    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    This is correct.
    It's grammatically correct. Since the charts show which countries UK residents visited rather than inquired about or wished to visit, they don't really tell us which countries appealed the most to Brits. In my experience, Brits tend to find Florida strangely appealing, yet they often visit Ibiza instead.
    I am not a teacher.

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