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    that vs gerundive

    It is not clear to me if it is better to use one or another form. For instance:

    worth noticing is the box containing or that contains ...

    Thanks


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    Re: that vs gerundive

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    It is not clear to me if it is better to use one or another form. For instance:

    worth noticing is the box containing or that contains ...

    Thanks
    I have a tendency to avoid using present participle where ambiguity in meaning may arise.

    Check this:
    I dragged the kids screaming to school -- who screamed? The parent? the kids?

    I dragged the kids that screamed -- obvious that the kids screamed

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