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Question about relative pronouns and clauses

My friend wants to share some sugar with me. I need a container for it. What should I say in the following situations? I'll go and look for something to put it in. I'll go and look for something that/...
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Sentence started with Verb+ing, but it's a really different structure

In the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, I came across this confusing sentence: Facing the square is the Palazzo Marchesale, the palace of the Saggese family, once the great landowner of those parts....
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Sinks and baths have faucets (that are) attached to them [duplicate]

A faucet is a device that controls the flow of a liquid or gas from a pipe or container. Sinks and baths have faucets attached to them. This is the definition of the word faucet. My question is, if ...
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“There will be a translated clip tomorrow.” equivalent to “There will be a clip that is/was/has been/will have been translated tomorrow.”?

Can I reduce a relative clause like down below? For example: Right now, there is no translated clip. I say, "There will be a translated clip tomorrow." Can it be equivalent to "There ...
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REDUCTIVE RELATIVE CLAUSES

I've recently learnt about relative clauses from reading two websites. I see a conflict between them From the first source :https://www.ef.com/ca/english-resources/english-grammar/non-defining-...
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Can I reduce a relative clause like this?

Can I reduce a relative clause like this from (1) to (2)? (1) People who lift weights but eat unhealthy food and go to bed late are not going to lose wight. (2) People lifting weights but eating ...
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is 'we shall wage' in the following sentence a relative clause?

On the results of the survey depend the extent and the type of campaign, we shall wage. In the above sentence, is we shall wage a reduced version of the relative clause which we shall wage?
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'who' or 'whom'?

I'm learning relative pronoun and I'm using Cliffs Toefl as a reference book. As this book says, relative pronoun who should be followed by a verb and whom should be followed by a noun. According to ...
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I wonder if I can reduce a relative clause with perfect tense in it (present or past perfect)

Question: I wonder if I can reduce a relative clause with perfect tense in it (present or past perfect). It is a topic few sites talk about, so I ask it here. Examples I came up with: 1. Original: I ...
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Question about reduced relative clauses: Can “having…” mean both “which had… ” and “which have…”?

I saw a question today asking which one is correct, and the answer is (2) (1) Literacy opened up entire realms of verifiable knowledge to ordinary men and women having been previously considered ...
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What are the grammar of these sentence? (an IELTS writing, Task 1)

When I was reading this website "https://www.ieltsbuddy.com/ielts-task-1-map.html", I faced with some questions: Somewhere it was written: 1-There have been several changes, the most ...
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Reduced relative clauses used with some particular adjectives

According to Practical English Usage by Michael Swan, Reduced structures are also used with the adjectives available and possible. Please send me all the tickets available. (=...that are available) ...
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as + past participle

I’d like to know when it comes to the meaning of adjective phrase in a sentence, what’s the difference between the addition of as and the standard application of adjective phrase without as? For ...
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Omitting relative pronoun

He is the man whom I met yesterday. A relative pronoun can be omitted when it doesn't refer to the subject of the clause. So we can omit the relative pronoun 'whom' from the clause. But the clause is ...
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Confused about the construction of the sentence

I have been trying to understand the actual construction of these type of sentences, but there still is a confusion to my understanding. I have seen many answers to questions regarding this type of ...
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“I saw him who was smiling”

I saw him smiling. Here the participle smiling acts as an adjective, right? I think something is omitted in the sentence. The complete sentence is: I saw him who was smiling. Is my concept ...
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When can we reduce a relative clause?

I got this information while learning about “reduced relative clause”. Is the given information correct? I know that we can reduce a relative clause even if it modifies an object of a verb. Thus we ...
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Omission of was

Court dismissed the plea filed by the victim. Above is the original sentence read by me in news paper Can I write the sentence as below, Court dismissed the plea (which was) filed by the victim.
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reduction of an adjective clause that modifies a whole sentence to an adjective phrase

I know there’s a universal agreement that an adjective clause can be reduced to an adjective phrase. However, I’d like to know whether the same rule could apply to the informal use of an adjective ...
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“Reduced clause - meaning ?”

Make (one account) consistent with another, especially by allowing for transactions begun but not yet completed. Since this sentence is using "reduce clause" and "allow for" is ...
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Is this sentence on CNN wrong with two relative pronouns:“There has been no American that has needed a ventilator that has not received one.”

I heard the following sentence on TV at a speech by a native speaker. "...There has been no American that has needed a ventilator that has not received one." As you can see, there are two relative ...
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omission of 'being' in relative clauses

Here is a sentence I've read in an article from BBC News: According to a new book, South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea, South Korea's government "targeted the export of popular media ...
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reducing relative clause using prefer verb

I was curious to know what kind of reduction has used for the word "preferring" in the following sentence. I think punctuation is not correct. I guess it originally had been ", because they(students) ...
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Why “being” was not eliminated?

1- I come across with below sentence written by a professor from the US in a paper: All amorphous material are actually in states which are configurationally frozen, a particular configuration ...
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Is “It was she did” grammatically correct?

Someone asks me who did it if I answer "It was she did" Is it correct? Or is it preferable to say "It was she who did it" or other answer
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What does “where” mean in “co-operating with liberal or conservative parties where possible to survive the entire term”?

In their 2020-02-05 column, “Minority report: German politics”, The Economist writes: In the 1970s West Germany’s two main parties, one centre-left, one centre-right, together captured over 90% of ...
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“She was first female president to be elected in 1919.”

She was first female president to be elected in 1919. Does the meaning of this sentence same as She was first female president who was elected in 1919.
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Those managing development teams

Would it be correct to say/write: These are the essential skills for those managing development teams. meaning: These are the essential skills for those who are managing development teams. And ...
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Can one use a reduced relative clause for a past action/state?

Is this grammatical? The man living here two years ago was my uncle. I was wondering if one can use a reduced relative clause for a past action/state.
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Is this grammatical: He works for a company selling thousands of computers every month

I'd like to confirm if it is fine to use: He works for a company selling thousands of computers every month. to mean: He works for a company that sells thousands of computers every month. ...
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Do “running down the street” and “run down the street” have the same meaning?

I suddenly found myself running down the street. l suddenly found myself who run down the street. Is running down the street a gerund clause or reduced relative clause?
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I have a bug eating plant vs I have a plant eating bugs

Is it OK to reduce the relative clause below: I have a plant which eats bugs. into: I have a plant eating bugs. If so, I suppose it is still more natural to say: I have a bug eating plant. ...
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What is the name of this grammatical structure?

I found this structure while reading. Can anyone tell me what it is called? Aware of the situation, he answered the phone, and knowing what he has, he decided to enter the competition. Also, is ...
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Usage of past participles

1- The funeral is at 3.00, followed by a reception at Shawn's bar. I saw this sentence in a tv-series. Can I say that this sentence is a reduced form of the sentences below? 2- The funeral is at 3....
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Reducing adverbial clauses when the subject is different from main clause

To perform this pose, they rest on their legs while positioned wide apart, as if they were straddling an invisible horse. (while those legs are positioned) After I saw that sentence above, I ...
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While + Past Participle

To perform this pose, they rest on their legs while positioned wide apart, as if they were straddling an invisible horse. I am not sure whether this use is grammatically correct. Is it okay?
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Omitting “while”

1- I found a hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk walking down the street. (While I was walking down the street) 2- She was also attending to her email talking on the phone. (While she was ...
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Using “being” in reduced clauses

As far as I know, when two things happen at the same time, I can combine them with using participles. Such as : Kate is in the kitchen and she is making coffee. to Kate is in the kitchen ...
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“I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold.”

This is the sentence which I heard on TV uttered by the British Prime Minister, Teresay May. She said : "I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold." Something ...
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Using comma before “reduced non defining relative clauses”

As far as I know, I can reduce sentence one to sentence two. 1- My brother Ben, who lives in Hong Kong, is an architect. 2- My brother Ben, living in Hong Kong, is an architect. But I often ...
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Is the verb use in this sentence correct?

When finished with digging out ancient objects, archaeologists must interpret what they have found. As far as l know 'V+ing' must be used in this example because we use 'V3' with passive. Am I wrong?
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omission of a subjective relative pronoun and be verb

The 4-year-olds often chose to look at the marshmallows while waiting, a strategy that was not terribly effective. Can I omit "that was" in the sentence above?
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Reduction grammar [closed]

Is the below an adjective phrase? "to keep something warm, causing it to develop, esp. to keep eggs warm until the young are born:"
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Difference between these 2 reduced clauses

Is there any meaningful difference between these sentences? Are they replaceable in all situations? A man who narrated brutal videos has come out of the shadows after being captured by an American-...
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Omitting “which is”

In case you need to go online, our branch four blocks away will be open to serve you. I've known "which is" can be omitted, provided that noun is followed by participle or adjective. How can noun ...
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Is it possible for a clause to be reduced when it uses the verb “to be”?

Is it possible for a clause to be reduced when it uses the verb "to be"? Here's an example sentence: When I'm lazy, I usually sleep. Can I reduce the when clause here to: When being lazy, I ...
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Different ways to shorten the sentences

They denied that they had stolen the money. They denied stealing the money. They denied having stolen the money. My textbook says I can use the second and third sentences instead of the first one. So ...
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Reduction of adjective clauses

We reduce the adjective clauses to adjective phrases when the adjective pronoun is a subject pronoun right ? we can not reduce it when it is an object pronoun . Here is my question: we reduce this ...
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Nuance of infinitive phrase `to stand watch` in the sentence

In the movie "The Hobbit", Erlond tells Gandalf: You are not the only guardian to stand watch over Middle-earth. I'm not sure if there's any nuance with the use of the form to stand watch. If I ...
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Is “I don't like girls smoking” a correct sentence?

I have two questions: 1. To express the same meaning as "I don't like girls who smoke." can I say "I don't like girls smoking."? It sounds kind of odd to me but I think it is not wrong. 2. ...