Did you get your answer? If yes, could you please share it? Thank you.edirik wrote:Dear SC experts,
I am quiet familiar with the concept that "which" does not have to refer to the closest noun as we can see from the MGMAT CAT question, which is right.
Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were televised nationwide.
In this context, "which" refers back to impeachment NOT to President Richard Nixon.
But I would like to know if this rule would also be applicable in other relative pronouns such as WHOSE, THAT and WHO.
For example, is it possible that those examples are true?
- Many daring vacationers who participate in guided boat tours on the Tarcoles River encounter native crocodiles lurking in the shallows, whose eyes and noses are peeking out from the surface of the murky water. (Whose refers back to crocodiles, possible?)
- The manager of the company, who earned a total of $5 Mio last year, will be laid off in two months. (Who refers back to manager, possible?)