is this a reduced form of relative clause in passive sentence ?
' Numerous palmar pits were seen, each flesh- or red coloured and measuring 1–3 mm in diameter '
is this the original complete form ?
' Numerous palmar pits were seen, which is each flesh- or red coloured and measuring 1–3 mm in diameter
sentence around # 15
from : Multiple palmar pits and basal cell carcinomas -- Pereyra-Rodrguez et al., 10.1503/cmaj.090884 -- Canadian Medical Association Journal
How to reduce relative clause in passive sentence ?
There is no reduced relative here. Anyway, only non-defining relatives can be reduced. We have a reduced adverbial tenseless (non-finite) clause, which is syntactically detached from the main clause. It lacks that parity (= structural equality) which we see as criterial with clause constituents.
Last edited by corum; 27-May-2010 at 10:04.