A problem that it is: ...

G.Determinism

Senior Member
Persian
Hi there,

Would you think the following sentence is grammatically correct and sounds natural?

"Your solution has a problem that is it doesn't allow further investigation"

Would you think "is" is redundant there? What if I punctuate it this way?


"Your solution has a problem and that is: it doesn't allow further investigation"

Or:

"Your solution has a problem that is: it doesn't allow further investigation"

Regards
 
  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Your solution has a problem that is not easy to explain. :tick:

    Your solution has a problem that is it doesn't allow further investigation. :cross:
    Your solution has a problem and that is: it doesn't allow further investigation. :rolleyes: cumbersome
    Your solution has a problem that is: it doesn't allow further investigation. :cross:

    I don't know why, but is is unidiomatic to use a relative clause here to specify what the problem is.
     
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