I just already wrote this sentence in another website:

I would like to run some XQuery commands using BaseX over a HTML source which may be full of <script>, <style> nodes which must be removed and also unclosed tags which must have a pair.

As you see, every time I need to relate some sentences I use "which" (maybe because of my native language, Persian (we use ke ))

I don't know is it a correct way to cascade multiple sentences or there are other natural ways?

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It sounds natural enough to me (American English).

However, if you want another option for a term, you could try "that":

I would like to run some XQuery commands using BaseX over an HTML source that may be full of <script> and <style> nodes that must be removed, and also unclosed tags that must have a pair. (for example the dirty source of this page )

(I did some other basic editing too.)

  • Thank you! are you native? meanwhile I edited my sentence to replace a pair with pairs but you used the same a pair. is that correct?
    – Ahmad
    Jun 14, 2015 at 20:26
  • Yes, and "a pair" sounds better. Any individual tag is only going to have a single pair.
    – Scimonster
    Jun 14, 2015 at 20:27
  • I just read which is used to describe something while that is used to restrict something to one from many! then I tend to use which because I like to add something to the clause. How do you explain it?
    – Ahmad
    Jun 14, 2015 at 20:29
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    That might be true, officially. Colloquially, nobody cares. [should be noted that this is my own opinion] If you feel that "which" is better, by all means, go ahead.
    – Scimonster
    Jun 14, 2015 at 20:36

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