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# Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in

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01 Jul 2009, 14:51
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Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in the earthquake last year were constructed in violation of the city's building code.

A1)Some buildings,which were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake last year,were

B)Some buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake last year had been

D1)Last year the earthquake destroyed or heavly damaged some buildings that had been

Is A1 and D1 correct grammatically?
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10 Jul 2009, 02:53
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Usually 'which' is used as a middleman,when removed it should not alter the meaning of the sentence.
In A1 if you remove the 'which' part of the sentence,the meaning of the sentence is lost.
Thus it is wrong
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10 Jul 2009, 07:03
nik1608nik wrote:
Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in the earthquake last year were constructed in violation of the city's building code.

A1)Some buildings,which were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake last year,were

B)Some buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake last year had been

D1)Last year the earthquake destroyed or heavly damaged some buildings that had been

Is A1 and D1 correct grammatically?

I think A1 should be a restricted clause ..since you are emphasizing destroyed or heavily damaged buildings only ... so you have to emphasize this fact so you need a 'that' instead of ',which' ...(read as comma + which)

I think D1 is correct. time can be mentioned either at the end of the sentence or beginning of the sentence, so I dont see any difference between B and D1 ..
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24 Dec 2010, 08:59
B is passive and D is Active and between them , I would go with B . Although B uses passive voice , but here , the fact that buildings were destroyed is more important than the agent(earthquake) which destroyed it.
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08 Apr 2011, 14:45
A1 is wrong, which cannot be replaced with that..which is a middleman, that is not
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