Essay On Relative Clause

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A relative clause is a type of a dependent clause. It has a subject and verb, but can’t stand alone as a sentence. It is sometimes know as an adjective clause since it functions like an adjective. It gives more information about a noun. A relative clause at all times instigates with a relative pronoun which alternates for a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun when sentences are joint, for example, who, whom, which, or whose; or a relative adverb like, when, where, or why.
Following are some of the Relative clauses;
• When Tanya left the house
When = Relative adverb; Tanya= Subject; Left= verb
• where Amanda lives now a day
Where = Relative adverb; Amanda = Subject; lives = Verb
• Which Ali painted on the wall
Which = relative
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Linguistically, the commas placed in the sentences change nature of relative clause. On the basis of this technique, relative clause has been divided into two categories.
1) Restrictive clause
2) Nonrestrictive clause
Both of them basically convey two separate independent ideas in which one is specific while the other is non-specific.
Relation of Noun Phrase and Verb Phrase with a Relative Clause:
Relative clauses cannot stand alone. These are unfinished thoughts and should be combined to an independent clause to turn into a whole sentence. In our prior examples, we could write, 'When Tanya left the house everyone was upset.' The phrase everyone was upset' is an independent clause that completes the phrase. Or in another example, 'who walked out of the store,' is the relative clause while “Those are the two children” is an independent clause, if they are merged together, the complete sentence will be, 'Those are the two children who walked out of the store.'
It is important to punctuate a relative clause correctly. Know that these clauses define a noun. At times these explanations are needed to the meaning of the sentence, and other whiles they are just an additional
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