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@Tony C posted:

1. I thought I'd just email you regarding my queries in respect of the XYZ Trust for which you were the auditor who audited this trust.

The relative clause (trust) for which you were the auditor who audited this trust is definitely redundant. You should say:

1a. I thought I'd just email you regarding my queries in respect of the XYZ Trust for which you were the auditor.

or

1b. I thought I'd just email you regarding my queries in respect of the XYZ Trust (that/which) you audited.

Actually, although (1a) sounds fine to me, the main clause that the relative derives from could also be: You were the auditor of the XYZ Trust, in which case (1c) would also work:

1c. I thought I'd just email you regarding my queries in respect of the XYZ Trust of which you were the auditor.

@Tony C posted:

2. Did we receive the details of rental expenses for all properties you owned on which you claimed as tax deductions.

I think you mean to say that you claimed those rental expenses as tax deductions. In that case, you should say:

2a. Did we receive the details of rental expenses for all the properties you owned which you claimed as tax deductions?

@Tony C posted:

3. I have included my reasoning to increase the interest rate on the $1M loan on which I consider as a high risk loan.

Same case as above: you consider the $1M loan as a high-risk loan, so the relative does not need a preposition:

3a. I have included my reasoning to increase the interest rate on the $1M loan which I consider as a high-risk loan.

@Tony C posted:

4. You took $1m to purchase units in a unit trust on/for which the proceeds were used to acquire the 21 York Street property.

No. In this case, I'd use "whose proceeds," or "the proceeds of which":

4a. You took $1m to purchase units in a unit trust whose proceeds were used to acquire the 21 York Street property.

@Tony C posted:

Applying what you taught me above [...]

You don't seem to have fully understood what I explained concerning the need to break the complex sentence down in order to establish the correct syntactic and semantic relationship between the main and the relative clause.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator
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