There is a sentence in my homework that I don't know how to do it :

I spent my holiday in a country which is peaceful and picturesque

The instruction tells me to correct one of the bold words and the answer is " a " but I don't understand why and I don't know how to correct it either.

  • Ok, we are not supposed to do homework here (East Coast, US) but it is late and I feel sorry for you. I spent my holiday in a peaceful, picturesque country. Next time, please try and ask a more sensible question with context and your own explanation first. – Lambie Nov 25 '19 at 5:13
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    There's nothing in the sentence that needs to be corrected. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Nov 25 '19 at 5:29
  • in the country. – Zhang Nov 25 '19 at 5:40
  • @Zhang, the might work of there were a comma after country. Without the comma, which is... is a defining relative clause, and can only be used with a... unless there is only one country in the world that is peaceful and picturesque. – JavaLatte Nov 25 '19 at 6:49
  • @JavaLatte, country here is nation, it is supposed to be village. If the author wants to say in another country. It should be "in another country" or "in a foreign country." – Zhang Nov 25 '19 at 9:18

The question is not well asked.

There are two meanings of "country". One is "State" the other is "countryside". Both reading are possible. There is no need to say "foreign country" or similar, though this can prevent ambiguity

In the first sense you would probably use "a", and so no correction is needed.

In the second sense you would probably use "the" and insert a comma. You would also probably use "countryside" to avoid ambiguity.

I spent my holiday in the countryside, which is peaceful and picturesque.

However as asked the question is unanswerable, because there is nothing in the sentence that needs changing.

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