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The following sentence with a relative clause is correct:

I like the girl that lives next door.

Is it possible to substitute a relative clause who/that/which with the clause and a comma? For example:

I like the girl, she lives next door.

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    It's an unlikely orthography. Most people would say/write I like the girl who lives next door, but if you don't combine the two elements like that, all you've really got is two sentences. Which would normally be separated by a full stop, not a comma. Jun 26, 2017 at 17:10

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  • I like the girl who/that lives next door.

Is indeed a sentence with a relative clause.

If you try to break it down into a sentence and a clause you get two complete separate sentences separated by a full stop:

  • I like the girl.
  • The girl lives next door.
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  • Alternatively, you can use participial clause as a postmodifier. 'I like the girl living next door'. Jun 26, 2017 at 23:05

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