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A clause used to join two sentences together, or to provide more information about something.

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When should I use the definite article before a plural noun + relative clause?

Here are examples from my posts on Lang-8: E1. Its style was older -- for example, "today" was written there as "to-day" -- but it had no typos, or at least far fewer of them. Out of interest, I ...
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From where?can be replaced with From which?

The post office from where i sent you the package is down the street. Here can i use from which or where instead of from where?
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Relative clause and its subject

I came across this sentence on Cambridge Dictionary The central office sets the parameters that guide policy at the local level. The example comes with a translation in a different language, but I ...
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The usage of which as object with make

I just want say like following. It will be the system. And anyone can make it work. And I'd like to joint the two sentences. It will be the system that anyone can make work. As omitting it here, ...
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What does “represent” mean in this context?

The event attracts visitors and exhibitors from all over the country as well as top experts from around the world that are represented with pavilions at the fair. (https://www.tradefairdates.com/...
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Relative clauses using “in” or “with”?

I'm working for an ELT publisher that has a rule of "no relative clauses" in materials for beginners, which is reasonable. However, they will often use phrases such as: "The man in the red shoes..." ...
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Difference between following phrase

Many people living in that area are farmers vs Many people who live in that area are farmers And The man standing there is a driver vs The man who is standing there is a driver
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That vs Whose in these particular sentences

How many people are there that the Joker is not the reason for them knowing who Joaquin Pheonix is. 1 sounds unnatural. How many people are there whose reason for them knowing who Joaquin ...
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The Place of Relative Clause

Actually, I cannot find a good answer about where the relative clause is used. 1) There are a lot of people who do not like science-fiction movies in the world. 2) There are a lot of people in the ...
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Do you know (that woman who is talking)? / (that woman talking)?

I just studied about relative clauses and I know that they should tell us which person or thing the speaker means. So when I'm in a conference and a woman is speaking can I ask my friend "Do you know ...
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Why is “that” used here as the relative pronoun instead of “when”?

This sentence from an article strikes me as somewhat unusual. Since the modified antecedent is a point in time, why is "that" the relative pronoun instead of "when"? I met Jonathan Annicks shortly ...
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What's “of which” in this phrase?

If some one loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. What is 'which'? A flower? And ...
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Relative clause construction

In an exercise book for college students, the teacher asked the students to combine the following sentence using a relative pronoun: Shakespeare was a famous writer. He wrote great plays. The ...
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Is the second clause defining or non-defining clause?

When I plug the equipment into an electrical source, its green light turns on, but when I push the start button, the microwave does not work. I think there is an electrical problem , which ...
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Meaning of “The UN rush to mandate war totally ruled out any alternatives.”

I didn't get the exact meaning of the sentence; "The UN rush to mandate war totally ruled out any alternatives.". Can I paraphrase it as; "The UN which rush to mandate war totally ...
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A comma after a modified noun followed by a non-restrictive relative clause

As far as l know, it is usual to use a comma after a modified noun followed by a non-restrictive relative clause as follows: The new AIDS treatment, which proved to be highly effective, is ...
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The restrictive relative clause structure containing “you think be”?

I have read this article which explains in detail what relative clauses are, but I still cannot clear up the structure of the below sentence(from here): I want to know what program, where, and ...
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Part of the relative clause

The injury which all surgeons thought was incurable took away the victims life. What is the relative clause of this sentence? which all surgeons thought was incruable. Is was curable also part of ...
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Remember + relative clause + doing something

I just saw a sentence in the Cambridge Dictionary: I remember when I was a child being very impressed with how many toys she had. I as a learner would write it as: I remember being very ...
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If one had, one could? (“one” in a relative clause)

Is it possible to use one when we mean to say there's the general possibility of something happening in a conditional like this? When people say if one had enough monkeys, one could write the ...
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Which nouns can relative clauses refer to?

Can the relative clause refer to either supermarket or street in the following sentences? I often go shopping at Sonam supermarket on Main Street, which carry everything I need. I often go ...
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Rephrase consecutive relative clauses with the relative pronoun 'that'

Sometimes I tend to use multiple relative clauses (especially with the relative pronoun 'that') after the same antecedent to provide a chain of information. However, I don't know if it sounds natural ...
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the differences between the adjective clause

Please explain to me the differences between these two sentences: a) The sales girl whom we met at junction square is patient. b) The sales girl at junction square whom we met is patient.
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“all of who” or “all of whom”?

In the following excerpt Prominent absentees from the event apart from Punia, were cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, Asian Games gold-medallist shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, and silver-winner ...
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the way how Japanese is spoken?

In English, we have the expressions "the reason why" and "the place where," but is it correct to use "how" in the following? I can show them the way how Japanese is spoken.
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Identifying a reduced relative clause

I came across this sentence today but am not sure if this is a reduced relative clause. These six categories are also consistent with those used to group the multiple-choice questions included in ...
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grammar structure about Clause

Could help to explain below sentence structure? "The insect repellent that prevents bug bites has its shortcomings." Because I saw "The insect repellent" to be the subject and "the prevents bug ...
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“which we call the X” vs. “which we call it the X”

Which of the following sound correct: We create a new model which we call the "X" model Vs. We create a new model which we call it the "X" model
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Do I need to use definite article and commas in a defining relative clause?

Do I need to use 'the' instead of 'a' here? Are the punctuation marks correct? She gave him a reason. A reason, that was sufficient to burst a passion inside him so that he could reveal all his ...
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Why can “more alert and ready to learn” be placed at the end of the sentence?

I am having a difficulty parsing the following sentence extracted from a Cambridge IELTS reading passage. It has been noted by teachers that children engaging in active travel arrive at school ...
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The Questions which are easy to understand” vs “The easy-to-understand questions”

What do we call the following kind of adjective? I saw a text similar to the following the easy-to-understand questions are so important to make our decisions! I have two questions ...
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the difference of having a relative pronoun

He is going to cut the part of hair (that) he dyed purple a few months ago in a barber shop. I bracketed that cause it seems like placing that is optional, if I omit the relative pronoun in this ...
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Can relative clauses be placed not just after the antecedent?

In order to keep the colony size down, a predator is introduced which keeps the colony size by eating bacteria. The idea was interesting which she put forward. Can relative clauses follow its ...
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Understanding a Statement

"a man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for [...]" I understood it until nothing. What does which mean? Why is it there? Can I omit?
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Use of “and hence” for short conclusions

I wrote: Hydrochloric ions can influence the mutual solubility of IL and water and hence affect the extraction mechanism. For several conclusions, I may use this construction. I would like to know ...
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Is there any difference between restrictive and non-restrictive clauses, and defining and non-defining clauses?

Are these the same things called differently or not? Restrictive clause: The person who taught the ceramics class is a friend of my mother’s. Non-restrictive clause: Every journalist has a ...
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I hope it will be there, when I manage to buy it

So I went to Blala market, and I saw a nice blue Ford, and I hope that it won't be already sold, when I manage to afford its price after few months from now. 1) I feel that I can't say "when I'...
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Premodification by the past participle stemming from the relative clause

The implication of the word, (which) you are searching for, is as follows... Is it possible (correct, relevant) or at least marginally acceptable to change this sentence allowing discontinuity and ...
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Correct use of “being”

Is the use of being correct in the following sentence? "Accordingly, similar reports were found in the literature, being possible to establish a link among the three definitions"
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relative clause or participle phrase

Today my English teacher(not a native) used the sentence below to introduce the idea of relative clause: People will buy the classics based on her recommendation but sales won't reach the kind of ...
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grammar subject verb agreement- people like me who is happy all the time“ or ”people like me who are happy all the time"? Is it is or are?

Do I say "people like me who is happy all the time" or "people like me who are happy all the time"? Is it is or are? Seems like it should be are as people are plural.
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Is this a reduced-relative clause

The books available for borrowing in this library do not interest us. Is the sentence above a reduced relative clause? Can "which were" be understood to be between books and available?
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Do we have to use ''where(as a relative)'' right after the place we are defining?

This is the sentence I want to design a building for children with cancer where they could have fun and receives treatment as well. I want to know that if it's right to use ''where'' in this ...
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A relative clause for this sentence with “let”

I wrote: There was another manned aircraft with it, which Iranians let it go When I tried to remove extra "it", it would be: There was another manned aircraft with it, which Iranians let go ...
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What is the best way to phrase this?

This is the sentence in question: "Describe an experience that you went out with your friends and had a good time." I found this in an ESL speaking practice booklet (compiled by non-native ...
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Use of Defining Clauses

There are two men by the gate who keep a watch on it. In the above sentence is there a problem? One of my friends doesn't agree with the construction. He says: 'who' should immediately be after the ...
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repetition of subject in relative clause

"The time that gets wasted in conversing, that time will also be saved." is a right sentence? Or it should be: The time that gets wasted in conversing, will also be saved."
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Is there any difference between these two sentences?

Is there any difference between these two sentences? The room that is provided with polished chairs... The room provided with polished chairs...
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multiple adjective clauses and prepositional phrase used as adjective

Sentence: You should apply the cream which was prescribed by the doctor who has a better reputation to your skin. Question: I am wondering if it's okay to have multiple adjective clauses in one ...
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relative clause with incident

I'd like to know which relative clause is used to when I want to speak about an incident. For example, I've seen this sentence "we've had countless incidents where cattle and animal stock have ...