Questions tagged [relative-clauses]

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

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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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Can a clause be parenthetical and belong to an independent clause at the same time (if you change the punctuation)?

This is hard to explain, so I'll show an example: (a) You should do your home work and, if you have more extra time, you should also prepare for exams. In this case, "if you have more extra time" ...
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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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relative clause including prepositional phrase

You don't want to throw out all that equity you have with your current audience. I think a relative pronoun which or that is understood to be between "equity" and "you" , but was omitted to make it ...
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through + relative clause

fibre optics:the use of very thin glass or plastic threads through which light can travel to carry information. I am unsure about where through should go to in the relative clause. Which of the ...
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A noun must be missing in which/that or what clauses?

Can I simply conclude that a noun must be missing in which/that/who or what clauses, even though the missing noun might be an object behind an infinitive verb, gerund verb or a preposition? I wrote ...
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“The hotel at which we stayed” & “The hotel in which we stayed”

Are both of them correct? If they are, what's the difference? The hotel at which we stayed The hotel in which we stayed
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Types of verbs in main clause and relative clause

I am a bit confused about verbs in a main clause and verbs in a relative clause. Do these verbs need to be in a same form (present tense/past tense)? Case 1 I am the student who met you yesterday. ...
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A system where/in which

I was wondering after using the word system which word is more appropriate to use in order to explain and give more details about it: "where" or "in which"? I can observe that both words are used but ...
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which versus where in relative clauses

Which of these sentences is correct? 1- We often go to visit our friends in Cambridge, which is not far from London. 2- We often go to visit our friends in Cambridge, where is not far from ...
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Jane is back in May, by____ the new house should be finished

Jane is back in May, by____ the new house should be finished. A. which B. that C. whom D. when "when" is the answer, and I know its grammar. My question is whether or not "which" works and why. ...
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Which perfect tense to use in a defining clause with Simple Past?

When answering a question on here, I wrote a sentence similar to the following one: I left the place I've been at previously at 3AM. The intended meaning was that I have been at that place for a ...
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Is this the relative non-restrictive clause?

I don't think that this the relative non-restrictive clause, but why is there the comma before which? Hobby drones appear in all shapes and sizes, which sometimes makes the process of finding the ...
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Relative clauses vs. comma

The following sentence with a relative clause is correct: I like the girl that lives next door. Is it possible to substitute a relative clause who/that/which with the clause and a comma? For ...
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Is the comma needed or confusing in this sentence

"The Proto-Italic language is the ancestor of the Italic languages, including notably Latin." That is supposed to mean: The Italic languages include Latin. I suppose that sentence is wrong, because ...
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Using “whose” in this sentence

Consider: Iranian have a traditional medical system whose basis is eating the right foods. Is it correct? Now what if I want to say "one of its basis"? How can I use "whose" there? What about ...
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What is the grammatical function of “become indispensable summer and winter” here?

From Walden by Thoreau: The rest pay an annual tax for this outside garment of all, become indispensable summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them ...
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Using “former” in a relative clause

I wrote: Telegram is almost like mixing Twitter and WhatsApp, which the former is banned in Iran. I mean just Twitter is banned. Did I use "former" correctly? Or perhaps it is from which the ...
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“Students who would go to the lab will” grammatical?

This sentence is grammatical? Students who would go to the lab will go there again tomorrow. context: Monday 4pm they should do some experiments in the lab, but 3 pm their teacher asked them to do ...
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How to dissect this sentence on its conjunction?

Here is a definition of a term, but I'm confused about the usage of the conjunction. "The term Emotional or Behavioral Disorder means a disability characterized by behavioral or emotional ...
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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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what is the difference between who vs who,?

In this game, the player, who keeps a cool head, wins. or In this game, the player who keeps a cool head wins. when to use comma before who and when not to use comma before who?
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Alternatives for a relative clause

I wrote: 1) The action part specifies the label or the class that is assigned to the matching node (e.g. content, noise) Can I write the relative clause in the following forms? If yes, which of ...
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“alternative for this library that is open-source and free” - Is this relative clause appropriate?

I wrote this post in another website, I look for a software library. Is my usage of relative clause to describe it correct? I use Aforege.Video.FFMPEG library in a C# project to create a video from a ...
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“the distinction of …” or “the distinction that…”

The following is August 13's SAT question of the day. Part or all of the following sentence is bold typed; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the bold typed material. Select the option ...
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A question about relative clause and present participle

Consider: He hurt his arm while he was playing tennis. He hurt his arm playing tennis. He hurt his arm while playing tennis. I can justify sentences 1 and 2 (2 is reduced version of 1). But, ...
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“Which” or “That” in the sentence and the equivalent sentence with “which”

I made the following sentence: For example div[@id=”content” or contains(@class,”content”)] can be used to identify a node that the value of its id attribute is “content” or the value of its ...
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What is different of a complement and a relative

I wonder if there is a difference in meaning between the two sentences that I give The sentence number one is the one where I consider 1.(shaking) 2.(watching) to be an objective complement. And ...
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'which' usage - does it carry over in this instance?

"a town which bordered the school and which was exclusively populated by immigrants" I didn't put the second "which" in at first, and then felt it was necessary. Can anyone confirm that it's needed?
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how to say something cannot be that way

This text was written by coffee1054 in this question: You might feel that it is impossible for resistance be strictly equal to zero: maybe it leads to some contradiction with Ohm's law. In the ...
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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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With prepositions - relative adverb 'where' vs relative pronoun 'which'

I enlarge on 3. the shop next to (close to/before/opposite/in front of, etc.) where we live. Thanks to user StoneyB's answer, I did read about (See definition 2) pro-forms here. *These are not all ...
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Why do two sentences have different structures?

Now I study about relative clauses. But I have found something wrong. I met a woman. She can speak six languages. -> I met a woman who can speak six languages. A man phoned. He didn't give his name. -...
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an eternal verity “which, attending,” has planted

Forth from the age-yellowed pages (of the book) there leapt an eternal verity; which, attending, has planted new seeds of wisdom in the soil of my mind. (an internal meditation on the Holy Bible 1890)
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“depend on” in relative clause

Collins Cobuild English Grammar says "If the verb in a relative clause is a phrasal verb ending with a preposition, you cannot move the preposition to the beginning of the clause." Macmillan says "...
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the first time “that anyone can remember”

I found this sentence today - For the first time that anyone can remember the gate of the park was open to the general public. What does the clause that anyone can remember modify? What is the ...
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Agreement of number in relative clauses

I'm not sure which grammatical number to use in the following sentence from a mathematical text: The points of S whose Galois conjugate lies in the same sub-interval have the same prototile. The ...
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usage of relative pronoun *which*

I am having a problem in using the relative pronoun which inappropriately. Hence I would like to confirm that the below sentence is a right usage of it. Animals & birds are butchered for food ...
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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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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 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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Do I need a comma to set off “which causes thickening and discoloration of the nail” in a drug package leaflet?

Если вы обнаружили грибковую инфекцию ногтей (грибки растут на ногтевой пластине или под ней), которая вызывает утолщение и обесцвечивание ногтя, Вам следует обратиться к врачу, поскольку крем не ...
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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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“places where something is” vs. “places ∅ something is” vs. “places ∅ something is in”

I've been a few places gang wars were prevalent. I've been a few places gang wars were prevalent in. I've been a few places where gang wars were prevlant. I've seen people use place(s) both ...
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A/The laptop which I bought in the UK is faulty

Are the statements below wrong? Thanks! The laptop which I bought in the UK is faulty. analysis: You know I bought only one laptop visiting the UK and it's faulty. A laptop which I ...
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Is this dependent or independent sentence?

"Making trial of everything, with trust in new joy, and stirring the human kindness in all eyes that looked on her." If it is an independent clause, could you please tell which is the subject and ...
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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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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. Source: The Little Prince ...
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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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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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