I learned that I can use which to joint two sentences instead of writing two separate sentences. Sometimes, I feel that, which does not refer to the correct part of my sentence. How can I know that I use Which correctly in my sentence? For example,

A is the model part of method B, which requires the following conditions.

I feel that which here refers to method B instead of part A.

Do I use which correctly?

1 Answer 1


Your construction using which is ambiguous.

It does not make it clear whether which refers to the whole of the preceding main clause or just part of it.

To avoid this ambiguity you need to rephrase your sentence or to divide it into two sentences.

For example you could say:

A is the model part of method B, a method which/that requires the following conditions.


A, which requires the following conditions, is the model part of method B

depending on your meaning.

Or you could split it up, separating the clauses with either a semi-colon or a stop:

A is the model part of method B; the method requires the following conditions


A is the model part of method B; A requires the following conditions

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