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Unread May 9th, 2011, 08:51 pm
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Hi ,

Which sentence should i use?

1. This book contains grammatical items which the author feels are important for a pupil.

2. This book contains grammatical items which the author feels is important for a pupil.

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The sense of the sentence is :
This book contains grammatical items.
Grammatical items are important for a pupil.

ie the relative pronoun which refers back to and substitutes for "grammatical items" - plural. So the verb should be plural too.
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