We all have ways of showing our sweetie how much we love them. But celebrity relationship expert, Kailen Rosenberg, shares why it’s so important and has tips, that’ll really show them how much, like leaving love post-it-notes everywhere: “It’s the cutest, unique, warm feeling that comes across upon these people/ when out of the blue, especially after a bad fight, that all of a sudden, it’s this refreshing reminder that /you are loved no matter what. It’s all about awareness /and showing our partner /that they are absolutely magical and amazing to us /no matter how many fights we’ve had and no matter how tough times, you know, life and times can be, that they still know they are really seen and they’re loved and acknowledged.”

As for the bold sentence in the paragraph, I think it is an emphatic sentence structure rather than an attributive clause since I could make a complete sentence after deleting "it's" and "that". So how can I explain this?

PS. Could the clause 'that you are loved no matter what.' an appositive clause?


"That" can be omitted from introducing an attributive clause without affecting meaning or syntactical analysis. In this case, the clause is needed to specify what the reminder pertains to.

If you eliminate "it is" from the main clause "this refreshing reminder" is paired with no verb at all and thus is meaningless.

It is no wonder that you have trouble following this prose. It is written at the intellectual level of a dim adolescent in only nominally literate English with obvious typographical errors. My daughter was fourteen once, and the only thing adults can do at that age is be kind, loving, and firm. There is not point looking for sustained coherent thought even when the girl is very bright. (My son was fourteen once. You seldom are bothered by their utterances because they retreat into sullen silence around adults.)

  • can this clause 'that you are loved no matter what' be an appositive clause – Henry Wang Jan 27 '19 at 4:21
  • @HenryWang Sure. It is modifying or restricting "reminder." There is nothibg complex about this part of the sentence. "It (the note) is a reminder." Utterly straightforward. A reminder of what? The fact that "you are loved." I am confused. Why do you need complex syntactical analysis to parse the gushings of a permanent adolescent. The whole thing simply means that a note saying "I love you" reminds you that someone truly loves you. The thought is so pathetically juvenile as almost to defy adult comprehension. Syntax won't help you, but remembering what you were like at 14 may. – Jeff Morrow Jan 27 '19 at 6:21
  • This is not what I write. It comes from a native speaker who is a celebrity relationship expert, Kailen Rosenberg. – Henry Wang Jan 27 '19 at 6:46

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