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I wanted to reduce the relative clause of the following sentence or change that into passive structure but unfortunately I couldn't be able to.

Integrated transport systems that take into consideration local factors are the answer.

However, there are some guesses, I cannot figure out if they are correct or not. But mostly I want to know why it made me confused. Because normally I don't have any problems with this kind of structure.

Here are my goes:

(changing into passive)

Local factors that are taken into consideration by integrated transport systems are the answer.

(reduction clause)

Taking local factors into consideration, integrated transport systems are the answer.

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    Why do you want to "change it into passive"? Note that your first attempt to do so changes the meaning. In the original, "the answer" is integrated transport systems, but in your revised version it's local factors. – FumbleFingers Dec 19 '16 at 13:57
  • I think any attempt to "passive" the verb take would inevitably give you an inherently clumsy sentence. Local factors are taken into consideration by integrated transport systems, which are the answer. – FumbleFingers Dec 19 '16 at 14:03
  • @FumbleFingers "Why do you want to "change it into passive"?" Because this specific sentence made me think for hours. and I don't know if the agent is we like "If we take local factors into consideration, integrated transport systems are the answer." or "integrated transport systems" – Afsane Dec 19 '16 at 14:12
  • But ignoring the (optional) clause that take into consideration local factors, all you have is the straightforward copula-based assertion A = B; Integrated transport systems are the answer, which can't be "passivised" anyway. Forcing a passive construction in this case seems at best pointless. – FumbleFingers Dec 19 '16 at 14:16

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