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Can you explain where this structure can be used? Some of samples for the structure I'm reffering to are as it follows:

  1. These are messages sent by telegraph
  2. Talk about something connected to our topic
  3. Bring me the phones made in China.

For instance, in this example: "messages sent by telegraph". The way I thought it must be written is like this: "messages that were sent by telegraph". The examples considered, I guess we can omit "that be". But to make sure I wanted to ask is the way I comprehend it is accurate and where and when it is used?

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    You might want to look up something called whiz-deletion. Basically, if you can say something like "Talk about something which is connected to our topic" or "Bring me the phones which were made in China", you can leave out the "which is" part.
    – stangdon
    Jun 25, 2021 at 14:20
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    This sentence structure can be used anywhere. Jun 25, 2021 at 16:22

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These are messages sent by telegraph.

These are messages that were sent by telegraph.

Talk about something connected to our topic.

Talk about something that is connected to our topic.

Bring me the phones made in China.

Bring me the phones that were made in China.

There is no difference in meaning in these pairs of sentences but the shorter form is preferable.

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