Relative clauses are clauses starting with the relative pronouns who*, that, which, whose, where, when. They are most often used to define or identify the noun that precedes them.

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Who/whom + who relative clause

Is the following sentence grammatical? "Whom who was in his prime has Floyd Mayweather fought in his career?" I want to question whether Floyd Mayweather has fought any boxer during the boxer's best,...
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Restrictive vs Non-restrictive Relative Clause

Can you tell me the difference in the meaning of the two sentences below? As a defining relative clause. The location which was called Central Park was a park in New York. As a non-defining ...
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placement of descriptive clause in the sentence?

S1. X can be done to handle the unsavory practice by Y, which limits growth. S2. X can be done to handle the unsavory practice, which limits growth, by Y. In this sentence the descriptive ...
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Using define relative clause after non-defining clause

I'd like to ask if the usage of second relative clause is grammatically correct as in the following sentence? Even though she was successful businesswoman before her marriage, she expanded her ...
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Reduced relative clause or the parallel one?

Found this question in a book: The Oldest repertory theater still existing ______ founded in 1680. a) the Comedie-Francaise in Paris, it was b) is the Comedie-Francaise in Paris, was c) which is the ...
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'how' instead of 'the way'

Would his parents understand him the way you do? --> Would his parents understand him how you do? is the rephrasing above grammatically ok?
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Comma before where when the clause is at the end of the sentence

Please tell me if I should place a comma before the word where in the two sentences below. I would like to work for you since I’m interested in working in a leading international school with ...
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“While standing” vs. “stood”

Original: I didn't react to her pessimism ,and tolerated her pessimism. I didn't react to and tolerated her pessimism I didn't react to while I was tolerating her pessimism. Would you tell me if ...
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Is the phrase “ with features including” in the sentence below correctly used?

Consider the sentence: "A machine sets up some variables for B memory with features including redundant, bywrite, synchronous write and input enable." If the phrase "with features including ...
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What is the grammar structure of this sentence and what does the expression “that will have him” imply?

What is the grammar structure of this sentence? The Bishop stands, eyes blazing, denouncing the insidious infernal element within London from every pulpit that will have him. I tried to ...
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“Which” as clause modifier

According to Azar ("Understanding and Using English Grammar," p. 286), using which to modify a whole sentence is informal and occurs most frequently in spoken English. Latin American countries ...
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Clause identification problem

The sentence is as follows: "All we do is just fight." My opinion is the only essential component that a clause should have is a verb. Therefore, an analysis of the sentence above would be that ...
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using “of which”

Is my use of "of which" in this sentence correct? How should I rephrase? Half of the factory closures affected more than 1,000 employees, 19 of which dismissed more than 2,500 employees. "19" is ...
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that clause as an adjective

I heard some people say: All (that) I am is blue. All (that) I am is sad. This relative that clause is used as an adjective that represents adjective "sad" and "blue", right? But as far as I know, ...
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What are the determiners 'this/these/that/those' called when they are not demonstrative?

Consider the sentences That car, which has been on the supermarket parking lot for a week now, do you have any idea who it belongs to? where the car can actually be seen at a distance, and ...
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…is both… while at the same time

In the paragraph below, are the bolded words used appropriately? After learning about the entity’s business and goals, Anka assists in preparing a draft policy and compliance program that is both ...
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How to find the correct noun that a relative or adjective clause corresponds to?

Its easy to identify the correct noun when the clause modifying that particular noun is immediately followed. But how to identify the correct noun when the noun is not immediately followed by the ...
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Grammar: “It was somewhere I did something” - choose the right option

Which should I choose to complete the gap in this sentence: It was ___________ I first met my wife. Vietnam which in Vietnam which Vietnam that in Vietnam where I think this sentence uses ...
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the use of relative clauses, 'comma which'

"In regard to the western lodges, six cottages lie in a circle, approximately 100 metres away from the beach in the west, which is conducive to those who want to relax and swim." I'm not quite sure ...