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Studying abroad is the wonderful thing that we must think about.

Is "that we must think about" a relative clause? Please explain to me.

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Yes, it is a relative clause because it has an antecedent in the main clause (all relative clauses have antecedents in their main clauses).

In this particular case, the antecedent of that we must think about is the (qualified) noun the thing: the wonderful thing that we must think about.

So the relative pronoun that simply replaces the (wonderful) thing in the subordinate clause that (sic!) it introduces.

  • Do This relative clause that we must think about modify the noun the (wonderfull) thing or entire main clause : Studying abroad is the wonderful thing ?? – Pham Van Duc Jun 10 '17 at 13:31
  • +1 Only "the wonderful thing". Compare: "This one bit of information is the proverbial needle in the haystack that we must search for." Needle in the haystack is the grammatical antecedent, but since it is the subject predicate complement, you could conclude that this one bit of information is to be searched for, inasmuch as is equates the two, although it is not the grammatical antecedent. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 10 '17 at 13:51

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