Is there any difference between these two sentences?

  1. The room that is provided with polished chairs...
  2. The room provided with polished chairs...
  • These are not complete sentences but phrases which imply that there are further word in these sentences. These further words will affect any difference in meaning. Jul 30, 2017 at 20:35
  • So , they are same in the meaning? Jul 30, 2017 at 20:49
  • It all depends on context; need more context. The words "that is" can apply to either the chairs or the room... Jul 30, 2017 at 20:51
  • @BrianTompsett-汤莱恩 As an exercise, and because I can't come up with an example, how would you finish the first sentence in such a way that that is applies to the chairs? Jul 30, 2017 at 20:55
  • @P.E.Dant I was thinking "The room that is provided with polished chairs by A. Smith is decorated in pale blue". ( but I see what you mean) Jul 30, 2017 at 21:03

1 Answer 1


'The room that is provided with polished chairs' could be a subject or a sentence as in reply to a question: Which room?

As a subject:

'The room that is provided with polished chairs is very quiet!'


'The room provided with polished chairs' is a subject since it has no verb.

  • Though either could be a response to a question, the first example would be an incomplete sentence which may be fine for an informal, spoken register.
    – P VV
    May 8, 2018 at 23:10

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