Questions tagged [reduced-relative-clauses]

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
2 answers
11 views

Using ''ever'' in Past Simple Tense

It's a movie subtitle and Morgan Freeman made the sentence that 'The only dog ever struck by lightning was right in here in Egypt''. I think there is a penalty there i dont know why he used like that. ...
0 votes
2 answers
35 views

Can I reduce these sentences

The boy who lives in Kolkata is my brother. Can I reduce it to The boy living in Kolkata is my brother. Ram, who works in your company, is a good boy. Can I reduce it to Ram, working in your ...
0 votes
1 answer
24 views

Confused about which meaning is to choose

Let's look at the following sentence. Working hard, Ram will definitely succeed. I think the sentence could have two meanings. There is a condition that if Ram works hard , he will definitely succeed....
1 vote
1 answer
49 views

Can I omit 'why' and 'how' from these sentences [closed]

Is the reduction of these two sentences correct? 1.The reason why I'm single is I'm very shy. The reason I'm single is I'm very shy. 2.The way how he talks is so impressive. The way he talks is so ...
0 votes
1 answer
53 views

Can I omit the relative pronoun from this non defining clause

Ram, whom I called yesterday, is a very good boy. Can this sentence be reduced to: Ram, I called yesterday, is a very good boy. My confusion arose after I saw somewhere that the relative pronoun can't ...
0 votes
1 answer
36 views

I'm so confused whether these clauses can be reduced or not

We know that defining relative clauses can be reduced. Let's look at some examples. The boy whom I called yesterday knows you. = The boy I called yesterday knows you. (The relative pronoun is ...
-1 votes
1 answer
34 views

She came in , followed by a valet, carrying on his arm a big fur coat [closed]

Read the following She entered, followed by a valet, carrying on his arm a big fur coat The first comma is needed because there's a participle after it, but i don't get why the second comma was used. ...
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
20 views

"it was printed using..."

Hi I couldn't figure out the usage "it was printed using the new steam presses..." Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse was a product of the industrial age: it was printed using the new steam ...
  • 327
0 votes
1 answer
27 views

"follow a trend of" vs. "follow a trend which leads to be”

Is the following grammatically wrong? The global car companies follow a trend, which leads to be carbon neutral. My teacher change it to The global car companies follow a trend of carbon neutrality. ...
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

Can a semi-colon be used like this? Are there more reduced forms of these sentences?

Is it understood when semi-colons and commas are used to combine long, similar clauses like this? Which one is correct of the following?: A) The color on the square to the right turned red, the one to ...
0 votes
2 answers
82 views

Can 'who was' be omitted from "The woman (who was) arrested"?

The woman who was arrested denies all charges. Can 'who was' be omitted from this sentence?
's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
11 views

Is it necessary to replace the determiner "this" with the article "the" when I reduce relative clauses?

I don't know why the e-book I'm using to learn blames my answer when I'm asked to reduce this sentence: Cars that are parked in this street will be towed away. My answer: Cars parked in this street ...
  • 4,882
0 votes
1 answer
20 views

linking verbal clauses with conjunctions

Why is the case that the below sentence has three verbs that weren't linked with any conjunction? Also, why use the comma prior to the last clause. I don't know exactly why this sentence is structured ...
  • 17
1 vote
2 answers
51 views

Question about a sentence in a song

I was stranded on an island where I ran without direction. Is that the wind lifting me up? So my problem is with the last one, I would understand it completely if it were: "Is that the wind that ...
  • 27
1 vote
0 answers
24 views

which happened = happening? [closed]

I'd like to know whether the "which + verb" sequence can be rewritten as V-ing in the following sentences: a. The joy and excitement of the successful landing for the Perseverance rover and ...
  • 4,836
1 vote
1 answer
37 views

Is the change in the tense of "do" understood when "done" is omitted?

I've always wondered about this kind of sentence: You can't do (it); you have to wait for it to be (done). Is the "done" necessary? Without done, is it allowed so in any other type of ...
0 votes
1 answer
28 views

''comma+ with+ noun phrase'' tense confusion

The problem here is the second part after the comma, The cigarette had drawn fire from critics ever since its popular introduction in the nineteenth century, with many of those opposed to smoking ...
0 votes
0 answers
43 views

more examples of reducing relative clauses into an adverb/adverbial phrase

Here's a sentence with a relative clause: The man who is upstairs knows all about the mystery. It is possible to reduce the relative clause as such: the man upstairs knows all about the mystery. ...
  • 990
0 votes
1 answer
59 views

Are postpositive adjectives examples of reduced relative clauses?

We have a variety of products [that are] available to purchase. He found a house [that was] devoid of life. Traditionally, adjectives precede their associated noun. This, however, isn't the case ...
  • 197
2 votes
2 answers
134 views

Do we need "to be" when applying the rule of reduced relative clause?

I'd like to ask if "to be" is a must in the sentences below: [1] She was the first female to be employed. [2] She was the first female employed. [3] I am the first person given the ...
  • 117
1 vote
1 answer
86 views

Reduced adjective/adverb clause with past action/completed event

Original sentence: 1) "Authorities are investigating whether a man who allegedly drove an SUV into a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wis., killing five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing ...
1 vote
1 answer
43 views

taste or smell like (that of) a lemon

Sour things have a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell like a lemon. Sour things have a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell like that of a lemon. ("that"= the taste or smell)...
  • 720
0 votes
1 answer
20 views

Question about Reduced Clause

How to use reduce or enhance the following sentences? You shouldn't take that drug and you shouldn't see it as a cure. Apple who has a lion share of smartphone market is now forcing customer to pay ...
0 votes
2 answers
49 views

Are these sentences correct: Having illness, I've to go to the hospital every week. Having fair skin, I've to stay away from the sun

I learned that present participles can be used to express why something happens, example: Being a man, I shave everyday. However, I noticed that in describing physical features it's better to avoid ...
  • 327
0 votes
1 answer
150 views

Reduced Relative Clauses which modify an object of the verb

a- I gave a book, which was written by Hemingway, to Mary last week. b- I gave a book, written by Hemingway, to Mary last week. As far as I know I can reduce the sentence a to b. But here the website ...
  • 1,688
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

Is it correct to explain a word using a phrase between two commas?

In the following sentence I placed "gases ejected from an engine as waste products" between commas to explain what exhaust fumes is? Curbing exhaust fumes, gases ejected from an engine as ...
  • 1,836
0 votes
2 answers
51 views

is it a correct usage of a reduced relative clause in sentence structure?

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? Specially I need to know if I have used the reduced clause "answering their parents back" correctly. Some children misbehave and become ...
  • 1,836
1 vote
0 answers
50 views

Reduced relative clauses referring to a whole sentence

1a- The station chief was fired, meaning there is an open position. 2a- We argued over something meaningless, making me feel bad. 3a- Dr. Gregory House is often brooding, ill-humored, and pessimistic, ...
  • 1,688
2 votes
1 answer
37 views

When can ı use -ing as participle or reduced relative clause?

As reduced relative clause: In fact, there is evidence suggesting that lower amounts are indeed efficacious. As (present) participle: In fact, there is suggesting evidence that lower amounts are ...
1 vote
2 answers
71 views

Should I use a comma before a reduced and defining relative clause in this sentence?

A simple linear relationship between force and displacement known as Hooke's Law was discovered in the 1600s. I wrote this sentence and intended to use a reduced and defining relative clause, "...
  • 846
1 vote
0 answers
14 views

Can I use a non-defining and defining clause for the same noun?

I'm curious if I can use a non-defining and defining clause/phrase in a row for the same noun in a sentence. For instance, I sold the ring, an expensive one, that I bought a few years ago. (I intend ...
  • 846
0 votes
2 answers
69 views

Can I use a relative clause and a reduced relative clause for the same noun?

I don't like the computer gifted to me by my father that doesn't have enough RAM. OR I don't like the computer that doesn't have enough RAM gifted to me by my father. Can I use these sentences?
  • 846
0 votes
1 answer
32 views

"A student who is researching" vs "a student researching" [duplicate]

Can I shorten the sentence like this? 1- This is Peter, a student who is researching nuclear physics at a university . 2- This is Peter, a student researching nuclear physics at a university.
-2 votes
1 answer
50 views

the cop (who's) escorting him

One of the cops escorts Tim out of the house and toward a police car. Curious neighbors have gathered outside. Tim spits on the cop (who's) escorting him. Is "escorts" the more natural ...
0 votes
1 answer
146 views

Why “dressed in blue” instead of “dressing in blue”?

The girl dressed in blue is my girlfriend. The girl dressing in blue is my girlfriend. I know the first sentence is correct, but how about the second one? Why do we say "The girl who dresses in ...
  • 3
1 vote
1 answer
39 views

It was one of a few houses (that were) (fully) built?

It was one of a few houses (that were) (fully) built. I want to say that the house was done, does just built mean that or should it be fully built ? and is that were necessary or optional?
's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
32 views

"It ill behooves us alleged early film lovers to forsake their insights today.”

This is from one of the LSATs. "It ill behooves us alleged early film lovers to forsake their insights today.” I don't understand what's the omitted subject being reduced by "alleged .........
  • 327
0 votes
0 answers
28 views

Reduced relative clauses when a non-progressive verb is used (such as "have")

In subjective relative clauses, we can left out the relative pronoun and end its verb using "ing". For example: I can’t find my notebook that contains all my addresses. I can’t find my ...
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
22 views

Exceeded or exceeding

This is a sentence extracted from a book named “Into thin air”: I’d written more than sixty pieces for Outside over the previous fifteen tears, and seldom had the travel budget for any of these ...
0 votes
0 answers
34 views

A comma separating independent clauses

I want to reduce the length of this sentence by adding a comma. However, Grammarly is indicating me that I should avoid it. It is not clear to me since the comma is connecting two independent but ...
  • 69
1 vote
1 answer
31 views

Please explain the use of the word Easy in this sentence

The tennis player, easy through the opening set against her opponent, rallied to take the final two sets for the biggest victory of her young career. Of the following pattern, which one is implied ...
0 votes
0 answers
46 views

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/...
  • 301
6 votes
2 answers
1k views

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....
0 votes
1 answer
35 views

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 ...
  • 55
0 votes
1 answer
38 views

"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 ...
  • 1,079
0 votes
2 answers
181 views

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-...
0 votes
1 answer
27 views

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 ...
  • 1,079
0 votes
2 answers
49 views

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?
0 votes
1 answer
225 views

'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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
41 views

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 ...
  • 1,079