English Language Learners Asked on November 29, 2020
It is kind of uncommon for me to see a head noun belong to a subordinate clause or phrase of a relative clause. I don’t know if the usage is wrong or correct.
So, are the examples below grammatically correct? These examples are restrictive relative clauses I came up with (I don’t know whether they are correct or not).
(1) This is a car which I sold my old stuff in order to buy.
(2) Knowledge which I solved this problem with was learned in school.
(3) The technology which I sent this file via is called email.
They are all wrong.
This is a car
whichthat I sold my old stuff for in order to buy.
This requires the preposition "for" to indicate the purpose. You sold the stuff to buy the car.
I have corrected your use of 'which' to 'that' because you should only use 'which' in this way to introduce a non-restrictive clause. You have the same issue with your other two sentences:
whichthat I solved this problem with was learned in school.
whichthat I sent this file via is called email.
Answered by Astralbee on November 29, 2020
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