Is this sentence a relative clause? There is a nice aquarium called blue sky at there..

Because if it's relative clause, it is subjective pronoun and we have to mention ( which is ) at the sentence..

There is a nice aquarium which is called blue sky at there..

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    First, *at there is ungrammatical. Just say there, no at. Second, a whole sentence can't be a relative clause; but a sentence can contain a relative clause. Third, relative clauses can be reduced by Whiz-deletion, as happened here. Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 20:56
  • As mentioned above, drop the word "at"; then at least you'll have a grammatical sentence to work with. To answer your question: no, "called Blue Sky" is not a relative clause; it's a past-participial clause modifying "nice aquarium". But non-finite clauses like this are semantically similar to relatives, cf. There is a nice aquarium there which is called Blue Sky.
    – BillJ
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 22:25

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I assume you're asking whether the phrase "called blue sky" is a relative clause. No, it's not. In fact, it's not a clause at all. To be a clause, it would have to have both a subject and a predicate. As you point out, a relative clause begins with a relative pronoun (e.g., "which"). That pronoun serves as the subject.

"Called blue sky" is a participial phrase directly modifying "aquarium." It works in the sentence more or less like an adjective, except that we find it after the noun it's modifying instead of before.


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