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    #1

    ...and which

    "'Have (got) to' is used to describe necessity resulting from a situation and which is not usually the speaker's decision."
    "Shouldn’t/oughtn’t to + have + past participle is often used to talk about an event or action that happened but which the speaker regrets."

    Can I ask whether the word "which" used in the above sentences is okay or not? If yes/no, could you tell me why? It is because I've been told that only in a structure like the following that the ...and which/...but which is possible:
    "....which...., and which....; ...which..., but which..."

    Thanks.
    Last edited by albertino; 11-Jul-2007 at 08:17.


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    Re: ...and which

    Try to rephrase the sentence as follows and you'll immediately understand it:
    "Have (got) to' is used to describe necessity which results from a situation and which is not usually the speaker's decision."
    As for the second sentence I believe it sounds better without which.
    Is it clear?

    P.s: I'm not a teacher.
    Last edited by Englishlanguage; 11-Jul-2007 at 20:12.

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    Re: ...and which

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    Try to rephrase the sentence as follows and you'll immediately understand it:
    "Have (got) to' is used to describe necessity which results from a situation and which is not usually the speaker's decision."
    As for the second sentence I believe it sounds better without which.
    Is it clear?

    P.s: I'm not a teacher.
    I see.

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