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    omit who

    The bar chart below shows the percentage of students who passed their high school competency exams, by subject and gender, during the period 2010-2011.

    Can I omit "who"?

    If not, can anyone please explain to me?

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    #2

    Re: omit who

    You cannot. The relative clause requires a subject.

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    #3

    Re: omit who

    You could omit it if you said students passing their exams.

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    #4

    Re: omit who

    Or ".....a percentage that passed their....."

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    Re: omit who

    The graph below shows the proportion of four different materials that were recycled from 1982 to 2010 in a particular country.

    Can I omit "that were" and replace it with recycling?

    I do not know should I write recycling or recycled since the sentence is in the past.

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    Re: omit who

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    The graph below shows the proportions of four different materials that were recycled from between 1982 to and 2010 in a particular country.

    Can I omit "that were" and replace it with "recycling"?

    I do not know if should I write "recycling" or "recycled" since the sentence is in the past.
    No, "recycling" would be wrong. That would change the passive structure, which would be wrong. The materials were/got recycled. They did not do the recycling.

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