Questions tagged [relative-clauses]

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

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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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In which position should “that” go?

Which of the following sentences is correct? A. An oven that clean itself is very handy. B. An oven clean itself that is very handy. If there is any wrong sentence, then explain it with some ...
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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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just at the time that I dated my creation

The following sentence is from Frankenstein. Does the boldfaced prepositional phrase describe the time at which the speaker was seized with the nervous fever, or the time at which he remembered the ...
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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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“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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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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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 ...
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those higher virtues of which, rendered without, one verily may sag

The following sentence is from Lincoln in the Bardo. As an imitation of 19th-century English, is it crafted properly? I did always try, in all my aspects, to hew to elevation; to dispense therewith, ...
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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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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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“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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“bought a dog that escaped”

Tom says: I saw a dog I had never seen before running about in the street on its own. Pete replies: a. Maybe one of your neighbors bought a new dog that escaped. b. One of your neighbors might have ...
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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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“A formidable figure she was too, in her belted smock and green breeches” Is this sentence a relative clause?

A formidable figure she was too, in her belted smock and green breeches Is this sentence a relative clause ? like 'A formidable figure (which) she was too'
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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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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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Dilemma between “which” and “that”

Are the words in bold interchangeable in this context? A network is a set of computers that are connected to each other so that information can be shared or sent to one computer to another. It is a ...
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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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“time + for which” or “for which + time”

The duration for which the robots remain in this trance-like state before resuming normal functions varies. For which duration the robots remain in this trance-like state before resuming normal ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use “after which” in a sentence?

Do They visited Brighton, after which they went to Northern Ireland and They visited Brighton, which they went to Northern Ireland after have the same meaning? And does it mean, visiting ...
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What is the difference between two sentences? What is the wrong part of this sentence.From whom, that I can receive the money is very important

I wanna know the difference between two sentences bellow. From whom, that I can receive the money is very important. From whom I can receive the money is very important. And if you make ...
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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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Use of '' of which'' in sentence

I need the wheat flour of which I bought 20 kg. two days ago. I need the wheat flour 20 kg. of which I bought two days ago. Where should I use '' 20 kg.'' in the sentences above or would these ...
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why in “Summer is the season when I'm happiest.” we have restrictive relative clause?

By definition restrictive relative clause modifies the meaning of its head word (restricts its possible referent). In the sentence "Summer is the season when I'm happiest." how "the season" restricted ...
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What is the meaning and the grammar of 'which that'

I'm a foreign student who is interested in the book known as Alice in the wonderland. There was a conversation between Alice and the red queen in which the latter replied: "...but I've heard nonsense,...
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How could you divide this sentence with 'all (bare noun-phrase adverb)' into two sentences?

If it ever was true, does the possibility even exist for it to be true today? At your age, can anyone still influence you in a bad way? Or have you been influenced all you can ever be influenced, ...
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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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The usage of relative pronoun “that”

I want to know what difference in usage these sentences have? 1)This hair that grows every morning until it touches the floor(original) 2)This hair grows every morning until it touches the floor ...
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Can a conjunction intervene between between a noun phrase and a relative clause?

In my native language (Malay), it is possible to use a conjunction followed directly by a relative clause. (At least according to my intuition): Ia satu pemandangan yang luar biasa, tetapi yang ...
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Omit the redundant relative pronoun when using a conjunction

Is it weird to omit the redundant relative pronoun when using a conjunction to connect multiple adjective sentences? Let me explain what I am asking. Example 1: who 1(a). He is a hero who men don'...
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Who vs that differences [duplicate]

I don’t know any man that is present here. I don’t know any man who is present here. Which is correct? What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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What's the difference between what I was hoping would happen? vs. What I was hoping that would happen?

The sentence "What I was hoping that would happen?" is possible? If possible, what is the function of that? Is it one of relative pronouns or what? My understanding for "What I was hoping would ...
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HOW : relative pronoun or relative adverb?

Relative pronoun : who, whom, whose, which, that Relative adverb : when, where, why Is "how" neither a relative pronoun nor an relative adverb? Then, which category does 'how' belong to?
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“The way” vs “how”?

'The way' and 'how' are not used together. I know the way how he did it. (Incorrect). I know the way he did it. (Correct) Or, I know how he did it. (Correct) But "I know the reason why he did ...
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Why is the subject omitted?

The class everyone had really been looking forward to was Defense Against the Dark Arts, but Quirrell's lessons turned out to be a bit of a joke. His classroom smelled strongly of garlic, which ...
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Usage of Who vs that

I know the man that came here. I know the man who came here. What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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How can I correctly use this relative pronoun?

I work with families with many children who have financial problems here, who actually refers to children, not families. How can I re-write this sentence to make it refer to families?
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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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neither of which

a. I emailed John and talked to Pete, who agree with me. b. I emailed John and talked to Pete, who both agree with me. c. He bought a motorcycle and rented a truck, which aren't really useful for ...
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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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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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Conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses

I have a question about conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses. The issue came up when a text book suggests that "and it" can replace "which/who". But my understanding is that subordinating ...
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“Sentential Relative Clause vs. Non-restrictive Relative Clause”

I am preparing for my upcoming exam in English but an example my professor made is confusing me. The examples: I ran the race in under 2 minutes, which isn’t a hard thing to do. sentential --> I ...
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Uses of “that” as relative clause

Peter invited the boy in his birthday party that was new in the class. Peter invited his birthday party the boy that was new in the class. If I use that as relative clause the sentences ...
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Difference in meaning : [duplicate]

These are a defining and a non-defining relative clause :- (A) He deleted the picture that upset me.  (B) He deleted the picture, which upset me. Could you please explain the difference ...

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