which + subject introducing a new subordinate clause?

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which + subject introducing a new subordinate clause?

Post by malibu » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:50 pm

Hello, I have a quick question!

Is the following sentence correct:

A box comprising two trolleys is provided on the right-hand side, the left-hand side of which box is adjoined by a smaller box.

I guess I am confused by this "relative clause" that mentions the subject (box) again. Could you please confirm if this is correct?

Another example:

A screen is provided on a wall on the kitchen module, which screen is arranged in an upper portion.

Thanks, I appreciate you help! :) :)

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Re: which + subject introducing a new subordinate clause?

Post by Alan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:56 am

This kind of sentence (where 'which' functions as a relative determiner rather than as a relative pronoun) is technically correct although somewhat archaic. However, in cases (as here) where the antecedent may be unclear, it can be a useful device for ensuring clarity of communication.

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