Is it ok to change the answer to [them]? I can't see issue if I just replace [which] of [them]. A country's capacity to produce weath depends upon many factors, most of 【which】 have an effect on one another.
Nov 20, 2021 6:21 AM
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No, not in this sentence. To use "them", you can say "...depends on many factors. Most of them have an effect on one another." but it would be better to use "these", most of these factors. Hope that helps! :)
November 20, 2021
I don't think changing "which" to "them" is okay. I think it has to do with the connecting clause- "most of which have an effect on one another" . It is unnecessary for the sentence. You could remove it, and still have a functional sentence ("A country's capacity to produce wealth depends upon many factors." is functional.) According to Grammarly, "most of which have an effect on one another" would be a non-defining clause, and therefore, "which" would be the better choice, since "which" is used with non-defining clauses, and "that" or "them" are used with defining clauses. Sorry if this is confusing. I'm a native English speaker, but my knowledge of grammar is not great. I looked this up on Grammarly and that's the best explanation I can give.
November 20, 2021
No, you can't change it to "them" because "of which..." shows a relative clause. "Them" is a direct pronoun. If you were to change "of which" to "them," you would have to restructure the sentence or create two separate sentences. "...many factors, most of which...." "...many factors, and most of them..." "...many factors. Most of them..."
November 20, 2021
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