Sorry for an URGENT request here! Please advise on PRONOUNS!

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If one is required to rewrite the sentence using the given pronoun, are the sentences below correct?

Q1. The flight was fully booked. We wanted to travel on it. ( Join it by using "which")

A1. ( The model answer is) The flight which we wanted to travel on was fully booked. Alternately, We wanted to travel on the flight which was fully booked. ( Is this correct or is there another way of rewriting it correctly? )


Q2. Ann waited for me. It rained. (.............when.........)

A2. (The model answer is) Ann was waiting for me when it rained.
Alternately, can we rewrite it as: It rained when Ann was waiting for me. ( Is there any other alternatives?)


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Re: Sorry for an URGENT request here! Please advise on PRONO

Q1. The flight was fully booked. We wanted to travel on it. ( Join it by using "which")

A1. ( The model answer is) The flight which we wanted to travel on was fully booked. Alternately, We wanted to travel on the flight which was fully booked. ( Is this correct or is there another way of rewriting it correctly? )
The first answer is good, but the other one is questionable. (It seems to say you knew that flight was fully booked before you decided to take that flight.)

There are alternative (perhaps better) ways of saying that. Possibly:
  • The flight we had wanted to travel on was fully booked.
As you can see, I would use past perfect there. (You wanted to take that flight, but you couldn't so you took another one.) Another possibility:
  • The flight that we had wanted to take was fully booked.
I think the second example is more idiomatic (natural).
Q2. Ann waited for me. It rained. (.............when.........)

A2. (The model answer is) Ann was waiting for me when it rained.
Alternately, can we rewrite it as: It rained when Ann was waiting for me. ( Is there any other alternatives?)
I would say It rained while Ann was waiting for me. (I hope she had her unbrella.)

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I agree Ronbee. I would say "The flight which we wanted to travel on was fully booked."The other sentence means that we know the flight was fully booked. I think It is nonsense.
I rewrite the second sentense as "It rained when Ann was waiting for me.This sounds meaningful.
 
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