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which sounds better?

 
 
Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2017 12:29 pm
1) the activities that are best suited to the students' unique interests are...
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2) the activities best suited to the students' unique interests are...

1) in implementing activities that are supposed to prompt engagement, one must think about...
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2) in implementing activities supposed to prompt engagement, one must think about...
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2017 12:45 pm
@perennialloner,
In the first, choice 2, in the second, choice 1.

(at least to my ears and eyes)
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2017 01:16 pm
Using "that are" as shown in example (1) of each pair is more formal, and I would choose that if the situation demanded it, but I would not say it is "better".
camlok
 
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Reply Mon 29 May, 2017 11:32 am
@centrox,
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Using "that are" as shown in example (1) of each pair is more formal,


I don't fully agree with that assessment, Centrox. The zero relativizer shows up quite often in fiction, academic prose and news.

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