I have 2 sentences:

The girl gave me a dictionary. She is very beautiful.

Can I use the relative clause as follow?

"The girl who is beautiful gave me a dictionary"

or can I write like this:

The girl who gave me a dictionary is beautiful.

Thanks for your help!

  • 2
    Both are grammatical, but obviously used in different circumstances. – WS2 Oct 25 '18 at 13:22
  • Is the difference is to emphasize the action? – 19932 gembui Oct 25 '18 at 13:25
  • No, the difference is absolutely everything. One sentence says, the girl is beautiful. The other says, the girl gave you a book. One is about the girl. The other about the book. The two sentences couldn't be more different if they tried. Subordinate clause is subordinate. Main clause is main. – RegDwigнt Oct 25 '18 at 13:29
  • What the correct answer could be If I were asked to write the "relative clause" with those two sentences? – 19932 gembui Oct 25 '18 at 13:33
  • You may find our sister site, English Language Learners helpful, for this type of question. – WS2 Oct 25 '18 at 14:56

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