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Her sister has become a lawyer, which she wanted to be.

In the relative clause, "which she wanted to be", "which" serves as a complement.

Is my understanding right?

Thank you very much!

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Your understanding is right: which acts as complement to the infinitive to be.

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  • Thank you. What about "Her sister has become a lawyer which she wanted to be"? Can "which" acts as complement in restrictive relative clause? Thanks a lot! – April Aug 14 '14 at 11:00
  • @April There is no internal difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive relative clauses. They differ only in their relation to the head clause. – StoneyB on hiatus Aug 14 '14 at 12:02

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