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navi tasan

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Which of these is correct:
1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away.
2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away.
3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby.
4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby.
 
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navi tasan said:
Which of these is correct:
1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away.
2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away.
3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby.
4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby.

I might choose the last one.
 

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1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away. a bit forced
2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away. eek
3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby. just about
4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby. OK
 

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tdol said:
1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away. a bit forced
2-The house the light coming from which looked like a fire was far away. eek
3-The town the streets in which are extremely narrow is nearby. just about
4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby. OK
Excuse me, Tdol, could I say "The house which the light looking like a fire came from was far away" and is it possible to say something instead of "looked like a fire". i.e. "fire-like"? :?:
 

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I agree with TDOL. Sentences one and four are grammatically correct, but they are not very natural.

1-The house the light from which looked like a fire was far away.

A light that looked like a fire came from the distant house.

4-The town, the streets in which are extremely narrow, is nearby.

The nearby town has streets that are extremely narrow.

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Yes, you can use fire-like. How would you phrase the sentence?

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Anatoly said:
RonBee said:
Yes, you can use fire-like. How would you phrase the sentence?
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The house which the fire-like light came from was far away.

Yes, I like that. It's good!

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That sentence has a nice "ring" to it. In fact, it's rather poetic.

The house which the fire-like light came from was far away. The flame flickered in the distance--a dim spot of light. The house was burning--burning like a candle.

Hm.

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