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    britfan is offline Junior Member
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    which a bishop administers

    Are all sentence possible?
    The area which a bishop administers has one cathedral.
    The area has one cathedral which a bishop administers.
    The area administered by a bishop has one cathedral.

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    Re: which a bishop administers

    They are all possible. Sentence two has a different meaning from one and three.

    You could remove which from sentence one without changing its meaning.
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    Re: which a bishop administers

    I think sentence 2 would be consistent with 1 and 3 if a comma is added after "cathedral".
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    Re: which a bishop administers

    Sentence two in the first post could imply that other areas with different bishops might have more than one cathedral.

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    Re: which a bishop administers

    Sentence two is saying that the bishop administers the cathedral without saying anything about the area's administration.
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    Re: which a bishop administers

    With or without the comma, sentence 2 means the bishop administers the cathedral. The others mean he administers the region.
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