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Reduced relative clauses

a. Trees which fell in the storm have resulted in several accidents. b. Trees falling in the storm have resulted in several accidents. a. Teams which have completed the first round go into the ...
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changing a sentence into passive and reducing the relative clause

I wanted to reduce the relative clause of the following sentence or change that into passive structure but unfortunately I couldn't be able to. Integrated transport systems that take into ...
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Reducing the verb at the beginning of a sentence// dictionary form

I was reading a dictionary a few moments ago and I found this doubt in the meaning of this word. being the person, animal, thing, or idea which is nearby, esp. closer than something else. ...
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Reducing sentences with which/who in the middle

The following two exercises from the TOEFL longman seems to be tricky. Which one is correct and which one is incorrect. ______ The food placing on the picnic table attracted a large number of flies ...
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What is wrong here in this sentence?

Would someone help me figure out why this sentence sounds off, and help me rewrite it? We're talking about a group of people so deeply-rooted in and so appreciative of their ancient past, yet ...
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Does “The girl feeling no pain is my sister” make sense?

This website provide this following info: Some action verbs reduce to the present participle (ing form) especially when the present tense is used. Remove the relative pronoun Change the ...
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Does “the man who is eating is my dad” = “the eating man is my dad”?

Ok, check this website It said: The desk which was stained was antique. → Reduced: The stained desk was antique. The elephant which was born in captivity was set free. → Reduced: The ...
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Reduced relative clause extraposition

I wrote: In PerTreebank each element of a compound verb is shown separately and is attached to a phrasal category named MV Could I write it as: In PerTreebank each element of a compound verb is ...
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Can “that” be dropped from: “It was __ that I __”?

In the book that I am learning, It taught me the sentence 'it is __ that __.' For example, there is I saw Mary at the station yesterday. I've heard that it can be changed to something like it ...
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Asking about reducing sentence

I have a reduced sentence: "The line graph compares the amount of electricity produced in France using four different sources of power over a period of 32 years." I think the full sentence is: ...
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How to make this sentence shorter?

The membranes are layers of thin skin that are sensitive to dryness. How to make this sentence shorter? How to avoid two "are" in the sentence? Is it possible to rephrase it?
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A question about reduced sentences

i have been baffled. Hey, i have seen a girl who looks like you. Can we use the sentence which is below instead of the first sentence Hey, i have seen a girl looking like you. Thanks
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Adverbs for reduced relative clauses

I wrote: A caption is usually a short text enclosed by a block-level HTML element, immediately following a table or an image. "following a table or an image" is a reduced relative clause in which ...
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Present participle or relative clause: “writing this thing” in “You did too good of a job writing this thing”

You did too good of a job writing this thing. It is understood that "writing" is not a reduced relative clause which modifies job. The anchored subject of "writing" is clearly "you". Then what is the ...
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Modifying a subject, or an object

Generally, patterns are produced in weft knitted structures either in the form of selected colours for face stitches or surface relief patterns based on a choice of different types of stitch. This ...
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Is “that had been” omitted here?

Among the biggest changes prompted by the scandal was political morality. Is this omitted here? Among the biggest changes that had been prompted by the scandal was political morality.
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Is “There's a parcel come for you” grammatical?

This is a sentence from a text book: There's a parcel come for you. I think it should be There's a parcel has come for you. Am I wrong? EDIT 20 OCT I know in some cases be-perfect is still ...
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Can I reduce “that corresponds” to “corresponding”?

I wrote: ID: the identifier of a word in the sentence that corresponds to the order of the word in the sentence, starting at 1 for each new sentence. Can I replace "that corresponds" with "...
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Can I omit “being” with word “after” in a reduced relative clause?

When (being) happy, dogs wag their tails. As shown above, sometimes word "being" can be deleted. Does the word "after" work in the same way too? After offended, he sued the owner of the store. ...
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Reduced relative clause that has “NOT”

There are many examples that demonstrate how to reduce relative clause, but I can't find any example that reduces relative clause having "NOT" in it, like: I can't find my notebook that ...
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Can I relocate a relative clause to after the verb?

I wrote: Then, using this anchors, a pattern named "Products" is created enclosing the following region of the anchor. instead of Then, using this anchors, a pattern named "Products" enclosing ...
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what does “up” stand for in the following sentence?

OP: US GDP for the second quarter was revised sharply higher at an annualised rate of 3.7%, up from the first estimate of 2.3%. In the sentence above, does it equal: US GDP for the second ...
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Do I have to put “that is” in this sentence?

A watch not worth a penny was being sold there. In this sentence, do I have to, must and should put "that is" like this? A watch that is not worth a penny was being sold there. Please help!
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“It's the people who love you >you're the hardest on<.”

In this sentence, the middle part "--who love you" is an attributive clause which depicts "the people", but how to explain the latter clause? Is it an emphatic sentence? Could someone explain the ...
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Here are sentences that I want to transform using participle phrases

Here are sentences that I want to transform using participle phrases. Rain was falling down. We were standing next to each other at a bar without saying anything, as we ran out of the things to talk ...
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I see a bus come

If you are at a bus stop, and see a bus coming, which version would you say, 1 or 2? I see a bus come. I see a bus coming. If it is #2, then what does #1 mean exactly?
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“says Vitali, a dagger at his hip”

From: Putin's biker gang lends muscle to rebel cause in east Ukraine by Maxime Popov: But in the club's sleeping quarters, Kalashnikovs still sit at the end of members' beds. "We are ready for ...
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Ambiguity in reduced relative clauses

Imagine a police officer spots the boy who is mentioned in the following sentence and reports or calls another related police officer.When the first police officer said this sentence, The boy ...
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“Two forms attached to the email”: is “attached” a verb or an adjective?

Could you please let me know that the "attached" is a 'verb' or an 'adjective' in the sentence given below. Please print the two forms attached to this email. If possible then please give a ...
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find something applies — grammatical construction

Example: To work through this book in its entirety, you should have access to a computer with Microsoft Access installed. The programs in this book were written in Microsoft Office 2007, ...
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relative pronoun omitted

I came across a sentence ReWalk was created by Argo’s founder, Amit Goffer, himself quadriplegic as the result of a 1997 ATV accident. "Who is" is omitted in it. Does that mean I can use ...

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