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Old 09-03-2015, 04:17 AM
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Punctuating Restrictive And Nonrestrictive Clauses - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Subordinate Clause: Like all clauses, this clause contains at least one subject and at least one verb; however, subordinate clauses do not express a complete thought. Instead, they are dependent upon the rest of the sentence for their meaning.

2. Generally, the pronoun that should be used with restrictive clauses and which should be used with nonrestrictive clauses. The pronoun who can be used with both restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.

Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses | Ask The Editor | Learner's Dictionary

A restrictive clause identifies the noun or verb that precedes it and is needed to understand which person or thing is meant:

I preferred the soprano who sang last year.
The old lady who was injured in the accident is now in the hospital.

Comma Usage: Restrictive vs. Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses

https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2011...s-restrictive/

https://www.butte.edu/departments/ca..._pronouns.html

Nonrestrictive: For camp the children need sturdy shoes, which are expensive.

A nonrestrictive element describes a noun or pronoun whose meaning has already been clearly defined or limited. Because it contains nonessential or parenthetical information, a nonrestrictive element is set off with commas. If you remove a nonrestrictive element from a sentence, the meaning does not change significantly. The children need sturdy shoes, and these happen to be expensive.


http://writingexplained.org/grammar-...ictive-clauses

https://zencomma.wordpress.com/2011/...ctive-clauses/

http://gtotd.blogspot.com/2007/08/se...hrases-or.html

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/edu...-versus-that-0

Diamonds, which are expensive, often elicit forgiveness.Alas, in Grammar Girl's world, diamonds are always expensive, so leaving out the words which are expensive doesn't change the meaning of the sentence. (Also note that the phrase is surrounded by commas. Nonrestrictive clauses are usually surrounded by, or preceded by, commas.)

Here's another example:There was an earthquake in China, which is bad news.

Would you help me define this sentence? I'm really looking for confirmation. It's a bit controversial, but you might have fun with it. These were comments from 1866 in regards to section 1 of the 14 amendment. It's a series of four groups of people.

-This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States.= Independent Clause
-who are foreigners, aliens,=Restrictive Relative Clause and the first two groups in the series.
- who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States,=Non-Restrictive Relative Clause.
- but will include every other class of persons.=Dependent clause

This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.
http://www.14thamendment.us/articles...dment_1866.gif
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