Relative clause and present participle

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Henry~

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HK
I saw this in a piece of news:
Tapei, which, like HK, is hilly, boasts more than 170 radio stations.

Isn't this sentence needed to change into the following sentence:
Tapei, which, like HK, is hilly, boasting more than 170 radio stations.

As I think this sentence is combined of two part:
Tapei which like HK is hilly
(however, after this sentence the verb shown in present participle and it acts like additional clause)
boasting more than 170 radio stations
 
  • Lexiphile

    Senior Member
    England English
    There is nothing wrong with the original sentence.

    Fred has big feet.
    Fred, who is tall, has big feet.
    Fred, who, like Bill, is tall, has big feet.
     

    Dimcl

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    Canadian English
    Henry, the part that goes: "which, like HK, is hilly" is simply a descriptive phrase. The pertinent information is: "Tapei boasts more than 170 radio stations". You could say:

    "Tapei, which has a population of ???? citizens, has more than 170 radio stations" OR
    "Tapei, which is a technologically-advanced city, has more than 170 radio stations

    In any case, it boasts all those radio stations.
     
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