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Stylistically, "I want to visit the place where my grandmother was born," or "I want to visit Ireland, where my grandmother was born," are more felicitous than "I want to visit where my grandmother was born." As @rogermue said, it's not elegant.


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I agree with you completely. The sentence consists of two independent clauses, both with the subject "I". The subject is explicit in the first independent clause and implicit in the second. As an aside, I would describe a sentence with two imperative independent clauses as both clauses as both having the implied subject "you" rather than a null subject. ...


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In American English, they're not equivalent in register; "too good a" is more formal and appropriate for writing, while "too good of a" is informal and less appropriate for writing. It's conversational. I found a comment on the inappropriateness of "too good of a" in an advice column, This Is Not Too Good 'of a' Usage, and evidently the Oxford Book of ...


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It is a complex-compound sentence. There is only one main clause, but there are multiple subordinate clauses that are coordinated on their level: Along with every other devoted Aussie trackydack dagger, I beg the federal government to This is your core of your main clause. What follows are the subclauses: ban these abhorrent, foreign "cuffs" ...


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In UK English I usually hear "too good a." In US English you will find both "too good a" and "too good of a." There is still a preponderance of the former. The expressions are equivalent. As for the history of the phrase, look here.


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Where to go is the question. Let us look at the subjetive phrase in parts. "Where", an adverb of place like 'here', ' there', 'near', 'above' etc. "To go", a simple infinitive verb modified by 'where'; and infinitives are, amongst others, used as subject of a verb. Together the subject phrase is adverbial in construction. It explains the 1st.question. ...


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If that and who were used as relative pronouns, you would be correct: that would be used as the restrictive relative pronoun for things, and who for humans, but those sentences require that as a conjunction. He was so angry that he didn't let me talk to him. In the sentences below that and who are used as relative pronouns. Katrina was the storm that ...


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Adjective clauses give more information about nouns. In your sentences they are trying to modify an adjective "angry," and here it doesn't work. Change the first one thus: "He was so angry that he didn't allow me to talk to him," or "His anger was such that he didn't allow me to speak to him." For the second example, "He is the angry man who didn't allow ...


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1. Neither is correct. 2. Of the two, the second is preferable because it uses 'who'. 3. You say, I believe that the first sentence is correct, because before "that" we have "angry", not a human. Is that correct? Well, "angry" is not a thing. It is an adjective that relates to "he" (a person). 4. He was so angry who didn't let me talk to him. ...


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Because your theoretical sentence is a dependent (or subordinate) clause, the answer is no. However, as with many grammatical rules, if the context in which you are writing is informal (e.g., fiction), then it is perfectly fine and subject to your discretion; if the context is formal, you should more than likely not use a dependent clause as a standalone ...


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Your question doesn't seem to be so much about what a clause modifies, but about how to determine the antecedent of a relative pronoun, (the noun referred to by that pronoun), in this case, "which." There are several considerations in making that determination. Proximity. The modifying clause has a strong attraction to the nearest preceding noun, which ...


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In the case of your sample fragment, I would say yes, it modifies the nearest noun phrase, virtualized hardware components. To make it refer to the earlier noun phrase a complete virtual system, you would need to add commas (or better yet, parentheses), like so: a complete virtual system, consisting of virtualized hardware components, onto which an ...


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"What" in your examples is usually considered a relative pronoun (not a subordinating conjunction). And if you classify it that way, it solves your problem. In your example, "what makes me sad" is indeed a clause, with a subject, just as one would expect -- the subject is "what". Ordinary relative clauses modify some noun, but here, there is no noun to ...


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The where-clause is a separate clause. There is no rule of grammar that requires a comma there or forbids it. You can use one if you like. But sentence #1 has some grammatical errors that you should attend to. You write ...interested to work... An article would be idiomatic: "with an excellent reputation".



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