For both restrictive clauses and non-restrictive clauses, must they strictly follow the nouns they modify? Is there any exception of injecting adj/adv phrases between nouns and clauses?
I have the feeling that I did read sentences that contain clauses not closely following nouns, but I can't cite any valid examples.
Actually I would like to discuss avoiding ambiguity when a complex sentence having several phrases and clauses. For example, in our discussion a sentence:
I live in the house, and when I say house I mean more of a run down shack, which is next to the river
after I added an ADJ phrase, the position of the clause "which is next to the river" will cause ambiguity of which noun it modifies, "the house" or "the redwood park":
I live in the house in the redwood park, and when I say house I mean more of a run down shack, which is next to the river
So what would be the rules for clause position in such a case?