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Consider the following sentence I got from github tutorial.

If you’ve made a change that you feel would benefit the community as a whole, you should definitely consider contributing back.

The part that I cannot classify their grammatical position:

you’ve made a change that you feel would benefit the community

My atttempt

  • you have made a change
  • the change that I feel
  • the change that would benefit the community

It looks like there are two subordinate clauses here. It is grammatical?

Edit

I don't 100% understand the available answer actually.

I am trying to create another sentence with the same pattern as follows.

  • He discovered a small island.
  • The island that we live.
  • The island that is located in South-East Asia.

So combining all of them becomes

He discovered a small island that we live (is) located in South-East Asia.

Is (is) probably optional?

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  • I open for other answers that can be understood better. Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 14:50
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    You live on an island. He discovered a small island on which we live, which is located in South-East Asia.
    – Barmar
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 19:34
  • Or He discovered the small island that we live on, located in South-East Asia.
    – Barmar
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 19:35

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If you’ve [made a change [that you feel [would [benefit the community …]]]]

I’ve bracketed the subordinate clauses. There are four in all.

The understood subject of "made" is "you", and of "would" and "benefit" is "a change".

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  • Is it possible to change the order of you feel and would benefit.... Something like you’ve made a change that would benefit the community you feel? Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 11:22
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    @MoneyOrientedProgrammer No, it would be awkward.
    – BillJ
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 11:43
  • "He discovered the small island in SE Asia that we live on"
    – BillJ
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 14:34
  • But it becomes unclear because ones can also interpret "we live on another island in SE Asia in which the island he discovered lies". Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 14:48
  • That's not true. It entails that "He discovered a small island"; "We live on that island"; "The island is in Asia".
    – BillJ
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 16:13

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