Is this a relative clause when I say:

I was there singing.


I was there where I was singing.

are these sentences similar with each other?

Thank you!


Relative clauses are described here -


The latter is a relative clause, the former is not. Both are similar in terms of information content.

Without more context it's hard to give a concrete usage example, but if you are describing a situation/event/location where you were singing then "I was singing there" is a valid form. I would not use the second form, and would write the first form as "I was there, singing."

  • Is it the same to say "I was there and I was singing?" – Gem Bùi Aug 15 '18 at 9:23
  • Yes, that would be correct. – david_c Aug 15 '18 at 9:42

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