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    to be shown on a corporate website

    Is which was omitted before to be shown? If so, does which refer to a series of interviews?

    I was recently in Peru leading a team producing a series of interviews with CEOs, artists and academics, to be shown on a corporate website requiring a very quick turnaround time. The interviews went really well, but due to the poor wifi we fell behind schedule getting them uploaded.
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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    Here you have a noun phrase inside a noun phrase. Here is the longer noun phrase:

    a team producing a series of interviews with CEOs, artists, and academics to be shown on a corporate website requiring a very quick turnaround time

    The shorter noun phrase:

    a series of interviews with CEOs, artists, and academics to be shown on a corporate website requiring a very quick turnaround time

    The word "them" refers to the interviews.

    (You could argue that "which was" was omitted before "to be shown".)
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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    Can I remove the comma before to be shown?
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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    Yes, you understand correctly.

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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    Can I remove the comma before to be shown?
    No, don't do that. Why would you want to do that?

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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, don't do that. Why would you want to do that?
    It's because the comma isn't needed in the noun phrase so I wonder if it's also not needed in the original sentence.
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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    The comma does an excellent job of breaking up the sentence to make it easier to digest.

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    Re: to be shown on a corporate website

    Many BrE speakers would use which were rather than which was in your expanded version..

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