[Grammar] possibly jeopardizing our lives.

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Excessive stress can impair our judgment and cause us to make mistakes in our work, possibly jeopardizing our lives.

Is following analysis OK?

Excessive stress can impair our judgment and (can) cause us to make mistakes in our work, which possibly jeopardizes our lives.
 

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Yes, It's OK.

You could also say:

... which puts our lives at risk.
 
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'Our work' can be the antecedent of 'which'.
 

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'Our work' can be the antecedent of 'which'.
I thought "which" here refers to the whole sentences. If "which" refers to "our work", it doesn't make any sense Matthew.
 

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Dangerous work can jeopardize our lives.
 

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Dangerous work can jeopardize our lives.
Here, the author didn't mention to any kind of work.

"Stress can cause us to make mistakes in our work".

I am not satisfied with your answer anyway.
I don't agree with you, because "which" doesn't refer to a work only.
 

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Excessive stress can impair our judgment and cause us to make mistakes in our work, possibly jeopardizing our lives.

Is the following analysis OK?
Excessive stress can impair our judgment and (can) cause us to make mistakes in our work, which possibly jeopardizes our lives.

I thought "which" here refers to the whole sentences. The underlined part is incorrect. I don't know if you meant "the whole sentence" (referring to one complete sentence) or "all the sentences". If "which" refers to "our work", it doesn't make any sense, Matthew.

Here, the author didn't mention [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] any specific/particular kind of work.

"Stress can cause us to make mistakes in our work".

I am not satisfied with your answer anyway.
I don't agree with you, because "which" doesn't refer only to [STRIKE]a[/STRIKE] work. [STRIKE]only.[/STRIKE]

Note my corrections to your three posts above.

"Which" refers to "making mistakes at work". In some jobs, making mistakes can jeopardise the worker's life.
 

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"Which" refers to "making mistakes at work". In some jobs, making mistakes can jeopardise the worker's life.
Now, it makes sense. Thanks emsr2d2, for correcting me.
 
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