The way he did it was different from the way we were used to.

In the sentence, "we were used to" is a relative clause to identify "the way". Am I right?

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You are right. We were used to is a relative clause that modifies the way. There are two types of relative clause - restrictive and non-restrictive. I guess it's the example of restrictive relative clause.

Please correct me if I am wrong on my statement that it's an example of restrictive relative clause.

  • It is indeed restrictive/defining.
    – tunny
    Commented Nov 10, 2014 at 14:46

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