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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. – Brian Tompsett - 汤莱恩 Jul 30 '17 at 20:35
  • So , they are same in the meaning? – Meltem Arslan Jul 30 '17 at 20:49
  • It all depends on context; need more context. The words "that is" can apply to either the chairs or the room... – Brian Tompsett - 汤莱恩 Jul 30 '17 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? – P. E. Dant Jul 30 '17 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) – Brian Tompsett - 汤莱恩 Jul 30 '17 at 21:03
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'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!'

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'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 '18 at 23:10

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