A Missing Relative Pronoun | Mastering Grammar

(Last Updated: 15 June 2023)

Part 8

1. The relative pronoun which must be added to complete the non-defining relative clause ('which have been done 320,000 and 275,000 times respectively').

2. The present perfect tense ('have been done') should be used. The past simple tense ('were done') suggests that the two procedures are no longer carried out, which means they cannot be labelled as currently the most common forms of plastic surgery.

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