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    text appearing on the screen demanding users to send money

    Ransomware is often transmitted via email or web pop-ups, with infected computers being locked up and text appearing on the screen demanding users to send money within certain amount of time, otherwise the data on the computer will be destroyed .
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    Hello, everyone.

    I wonder whether ...text appearing on the screen demanding users to send money is grammatically equal to ...text which appear (or which appeared) on the screen which demand (or which demanded) users to send money.

    Therefore, could I put an infinite number of "which" in the phrase? just like text which appears on the screen which demands users to send money which A which B which C....

    Thanks!
    Last edited by kadioguy; 27-May-2017 at 11:59.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    Re: text appearing on the screen demanding users to send money

    I don't know why you switched to the past simple. Also, be mindful of subject-verb agreement when using the present simple (e.g., "which appears", not "which appear").

    No, it would not be a good idea to use "which" like you suggest above.

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    Re: text appearing on the screen demanding users to send money

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I don't know why you switched to the past simple.
    Because I don't know which tense I should use.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Also, be mindful of subject-verb agreement when using the present simple (e.g., "which appears", not "which appear").


    I looked up the word
    text in OALD online:

    [uncountable] the main printed part of a book or magazine, not the notes, pictures, etc.

    [uncountable] any form of written material

    [countable] the written form of a speech, a play, an article, etc.

    And I chose the [uncountable] definition.

    Oh, I have just known that uncountable noun uses a singular verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, it would not be a good idea to use "which" like you suggest above.

    You mean it is
    grammatically correct, but sounds unnatural, Is it?
    Last edited by kadioguy; 27-May-2017 at 12:27.
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