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Friday, 20 September 2013

Embedded (Defining) Vs Enclosed (Non-Defining) Relative Clauses Exemplified

(1) Defining, so embedded as Qualifier

Ivy’s uncle [[who is a doctor]] lives nearby (whereas her other uncle lives miles away).

(2) Non-Defining, so ranking and hypotactically elaborating:

Ivy’s uncle <<who is a doctor >> lives nearby (so let’s phone him).

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