Questions tagged [relative-clauses]

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

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noun clause or adjective clause? There is some ambiguity

Please consider the following sentence: John does not know why Meera left town. I guess it is a noun clause because the clause why Meera left town can act as a noun that is the direct object of ...
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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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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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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 having two gaps

This movie clip starts with a teacher saying this line: (1) Okay, now that we've finished our tests, I want you all to start thinking about our fifth grade science fair projects, which you will ...
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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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Why not “most of whom are children” but “most of them children” on BBC texts?

I have been reading BBC news for a long time and one thing attracts my attention on the texts, because that type of usage clashes with what we were taught on relative clauses, e.g. "30 people died. ...
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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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“You and your X, your Y, your Z that comes…”. Why is the verb in singular form?

The third sentence in the book Packing for Mars is: You and your fluctuating metabolism, your puny memory, your frame that comes in a million different configurations. Why is the verb (come) in ...
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How do you analyse “using” in this sentence “Upload your video to YouTube or vimeo using .mov, .Avi, or a .Mpg file.”?

How do you analyse "using" in this sentence Listen to this, "Cover letters are so old-fashioned. Show us who you are with a cover-letter video. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo using ....
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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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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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which she couldn't (do)

An article titled "A year spent without shopping" has this paragraph: McGagh told the interviewer that her challenge got tough as the first few months of 2016 arrived, post-holiday season. The ...
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“a … city, one that”: why is there “one” in the apposition?

"The first pillar is the concept of Dubai as a global and multicultural city, one that doesn't discriminate about whom to welcome." Dubai: The Making of a Megapolis by Pranay Gupte Why do we have to ...
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“which Foucault is described as seeking…”

In support of this morbid diagnosis, Miller paints a lurid picture of a man obsessed by death and drugs, suicide and sadomasochistic sex which Foucault is described as seeking right up until his death ...
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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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Should I use “that” after “whatever”

Which is correct or better: Anyways, I hope they do whatever that is for the benefit of them and the region. Anyways, I hope they do whatever is for the benefit of them and the region.
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Tenses in the relative clause with “would”

SOURCE Certainly I don’t want to tie it to simple possession of a central nervous system, for that would rule out lobsters and octopi and many other things I think we would generally accept ...
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The usage of where in “let the ship go ashore where she fancied”

Let the ship go ashore where she fancied. I am confused about "where" usage in this sentence. I think the use "where" is not concerned with the second clause (she fancied). Please help me with this ...
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What vs That or Which in dependent and independent clauses

I know this may sound strange but I've heard people use what instead of that or which in dependent and independent clauses a lot of times. I was trying to search for why they do it but couldn't find ...
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the usage of “for which”

I was reading the case US v Virgina. https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/94-1941.ZS.html In Holding 2.(b)'s last sentence: The State's justification for excluding all women from "citizen soldier" ...
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Is it possible to use the possessive pronoun “whose” for things that are not human being? [duplicate]

So far I came across cases that the usage of the possessive pronoun "whose" refer to human being. For instance: "The man whose horse was strongest, won the competition". Then my question is if it'...
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What does “which” refer to in 'an aspect of the article which we think is positive'?

Question about an aspect of the article which we think is positive. Which noun phrase are we thinking is positive? Is article positive, or is an aspect of the article positive ? Thank you in ...
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Two relative clauses modifying a single noun

I wrote: An online video is taken by a camera placed in a specific position, monitoring the pallet cars. I think the bold parts are two relative clause modifying "camera". Is it correct? Is it a ...
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The correct position of “THERE” in a sentence, starting with a question word

We do not know what products are there on the market. We do not know what products there are on the market. I want to know whether we should change this sentence from its affirmative form when ...
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Is it unconnected adjective when the verb with ending “-ed”?

Hi I'm a beginner in English. I'm confused about the grammar in English. This sentence is an explanation for the verb implement means from Oxford learners dictionary to make something that has ...
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Where to put relative clause in sentence with a future condition?

I want to know where to put the relative clause in this sentence: Code following must be modified when a routine will be available that automatically shows installed applications or Code ...
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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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Would you please throw a light on “with whom VS. with who”? [duplicate]

Would you show me if they mean the same thing? or, which one is incorrect? A. Whom did you go with? B. Who did you go with?
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Can I say “which of whom”?

Would you teach me if the following phrase is grammatically and semantically correct? if so, when you would rather use it? in which situation? What is more, is it a formal or informal phrase? I ...
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Can I omit the relative pronoun and the verb 'be' in the this sentence? [duplicate]

Can I omit the relative pronoun and the verb 'be' in the this sentence? That is, can: I doubt we presume too far in thinking that by scientific truthfulness, he means proven facts which are not ...
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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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Commonness of active relative clauses vs. passive relative clauses

I wrote: I have a dependency treebank including 100 structures, which I divide into a training set and a test set. Should I say which I divide it into ....? or that I divide it into...? cause in ...
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Using the word “received” as both an adjective and a verb

Providing both of these phrases mean the same thing, I am willing to use the word “received” in the first sentence as an adjective. Would you please complete the first one? By carrying out due ...
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Would you help me with terms of WHOM and WHO? [duplicate]

To whom/who should I address the latter? Am I right? In informal writing, you use who. ..... Moreover, can I use who instead of whom? Furthermore, which one is formal, for instance, about TOEFL ...
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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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Why is 'He is a man whom I look up to.' not quite right even though it is not wrong?

There is nothing grammatically wrong with 'He is a man whom I look up to.' The relative clause is non-defining, so no comma; the relative pronoun refers to a person, so 'who', not 'which'; the ...
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What is the difference between these two forms of sentences?

There is no well to take the water from. There is no well from which to take the water. There's no person to form the team with. There's no person with whom to form the team. Is there any ...
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Difficult to paraphrase a sentence

I am not a native speaker. I find a sentence from a passage like: The strong economic growth expected in countries which are candidates for entry to the EU will also increase transport flows, in ...
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Using that or which after a sentence

Is this sentence correct? "Also we have to share ideas with each other that widens our knowledge" Does this "that" refer to the whole previous statement? Shouldn't we use "this" or "it" after that to ...
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I am confused about the grammar of the sentence [closed]

Bloomington is a small city of about 70,000 with cultural resources and opportunities that rival cities many times its size. https://www.law.indiana.edu/admission/bloomington/bloomington.shtml I ...
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Using “that do” instead of “to do”

Can I write this sentence In this paper, we present an approach and a system, called ABDES, for constructing web wrappers to extract data records from a web page. as In this paper, we present ...
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fronted verb with relative pronoun: to buy which

Is the following use of "to buy which" correct? John likes several houses, to buy which over ten million dollars will be required. I'd appreciate your help.
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Who were seated near a table

I have a question about the meaning of a relative clause : In the room were ten people, three of them looking tired, who were seated near a table. Does the relative clause "who were ...
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What kind of phrase is “did accept”?

Source Which Francine did not accept Which kind of phrase is this bold part? To calm his angry girlfriend, Joey offered an apology which Francine did not accept. Why no comma in bold ...

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