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    possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Excessive stress can impair our judgment and cause us to make mistakes in our work, possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Is following analysis OK?

    Excessive stress can impair our judgment and (can) cause us to make mistakes in our work, which possibly jeopardizes our lives.

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Yes, It's OK.

    You could also say:

    ... which puts our lives at risk.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Oct-2017 at 19:07. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    'Our work' can be the antecedent of 'which'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Our work' can be the antecedent of 'which'.
    I thought "which" here refers to the whole sentences. If "which" refers to "our work", it doesn't make any sense Matthew.

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Dangerous work can jeopardize our lives.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Dangerous work can jeopardize our lives.
    Here, the author didn't mention to any kind of work.

    "Stress can cause us to make mistakes in our work".

    I am not satisfied with your answer anyway.
    I don't agree with you, because "which" doesn't refer to a work only.

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Excessive stress can impair our judgment and cause us to make mistakes in our work, possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    Is the following analysis OK?
    Excessive stress can impair our judgment and (can) cause us to make mistakes in our work, which possibly jeopardizes our lives.
    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    I thought "which" here refers to the whole sentences. The underlined part is incorrect. I don't know if you meant "the whole sentence" (referring to one complete sentence) or "all the sentences". If "which" refers to "our work", it doesn't make any sense, Matthew.
    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Here, the author didn't mention to any specific/particular kind of work.

    "Stress can cause us to make mistakes in our work".

    I am not satisfied with your answer anyway.
    I don't agree with you, because "which" doesn't refer only to a work. only.
    Note my corrections to your three posts above.

    "Which" refers to "making mistakes at work". In some jobs, making mistakes can jeopardise the worker's life.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: possibly jeopardizing our lives.

    "Which" refers to "making mistakes at work". In some jobs, making mistakes can jeopardise the worker's life.

    Now, it makes sense. Thanks emsr2d2, for correcting me.

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