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    realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    1-) May 19th is the date.Turkey celebrates the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on that date
    -May 19th is the date when Turkey celebrates the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
    -May 19th is the date that Turkey celebrates the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
    -May 19th is the date Turkey celebrates the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
    -May 19th is the date on which Turkey celebrates the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

    Is this also correct?: '-May 19th is the date which Turkey celebrates the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on

    2-) 1920 is the year.The Turkish Grand National Assembly was founded in that year
    -1920 is the year when the Turkish Grand National Assembly was founded
    -1920 is the year that the Turkish Grand National Assembly was founded
    -1920 is the year the Turkish Grand National Assembly was founded
    -1920 is the year in which the Turkish Grand National Assembly was founded

    Is this also correct?: '-1920 is the year which the Turkish Grand National Assembly was founded in

    3-) The reason is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation.We have come together for that
    -The reason why we have come together is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation
    -The reason that we have come together is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation
    -The reason we have come together is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation
    -The reason for which we have come together is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation

    Is this also correct?: '-The reason which we have come together is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation for



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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    1-) Yes, but on which sounds much better.

    2-) Yes, but in which sounds much better.

    3-) No. Use The reason for coming together or maybe The reason why we have come together...

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    adrenalinman, please edit your post to add a punctuation mark at the end of every sentence - a practice which I hope you insist on with your students.

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    In addition to those comments above, "discuss about the key points ..." is not correct.

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    I am sorry, I made a mistake.
    Is this correct?: '-The reason which we have come together for is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation'
    If it is correct, we can say again that for which sounds much better?

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    I am sorry, I made a mistake.
    Is this correct?: '-The reason which we have come together for is to discuss about the key points of the new legislation'
    If it is correct, we can say again that for which sounds much better?
    I'm afraid it isn't correct.
    Could you read post #3 again, please?
    Thank you.

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    Thank you. I have omitted about on my worksheet. What about the purple parts?Is it fine to use them in that way?
    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I'm afraid it isn't correct.
    Could you read post #3 again, please?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by adrenalinman; 08-Apr-2017 at 20:54. Reason: additional question

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    Thank you. I have omitted about on my worksheet. What about the purple parts?Is it fine to use them in that way?
    If I had to, I'd use "The reason for which ..."

    (Rover asked you to do something very important in his post #3.)

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    I am sorry, I made a mistake.
    Is this correct?: '-The reason which we have come together for is to discuss the key points of the new legislation.'
    If it is correct, we can say again that for which sounds much better?
    Thank you for your former answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    1-) Yes, but on which sounds much better.

    2-) Yes, but in which sounds much better.

    3-) No. Use The reason for coming together or maybe The reason why we have come together...

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    Re: realtive clause alternatives for 'when' and 'why'

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    Is this correct?: '-The reason which we have come together for is to discuss the key points of the new legislation.'
    If it is correct, we can say again that for which sounds much better?
    Yes and yes, but again, The reason why we have come together is... sounds even better and The reason for coming together is... sounds better still.

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