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"The Galapagos, located in South America's Pacific coast, attract many tourists, some of whom have caused various problems to its environment."

 

We can see these kinds of sentences a lot around us and I was wondering if 'which is' is omitted there or we should think of it as a participial construction? Or either one is fine and we should decide by contexts?
I hope to make my point and question clear and I really hope to hear from you again. Thank you so much.

 

PS. In the end, I think "located in..." is a participial construction form so we can say that both 'located in' is a reduced non-defining relative clause and a participal construction. What do experts think about it?

edited Aug 27 '12 at 00:16 Hans Contributor

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I agree with Patty. In South America's Pacific Coast (note the capitalization) is definately wrong from a grammatical standpoint. And, as Patty points out, on South America's Pacific Coast is not factually correct either -- it is 600 miles offshore. While Patty has a valid point about seeking a more specific description, if you wish to remain general, the correct phrase would be "off South America's Pacific Coast."

link comment answered Aug 27 '12 at 16:51 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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