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    Default Reducing Non-Defining Relative Clauses

    Hi,

    Question:
    is it possible to "reduce" the Non-Defining Relative Clauses?
    The following sentence is found from a newspaper.

    I guess the original sentence is :
    The worst case scenario would see cuts totalling £33m during the next year, which means more than 700 jobs would be lost.

    Sentence from newspaper:
    The worst case scenario would see cuts totalling £33m during the next year, meaning more than 700 jobs would be lost.


    so, the writer reduced which means to meaning
    agree?

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    Default Re: Reducing Non-Defining Relative Clauses

    Yes

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    Default Re: Reducing Non-Defining Relative Clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Yes

    Hi,

    can I ask you a further question?

    I think it can be a Modifying Sentences with Verbal Phrases.

    Ie, original sentences are:
    The worst case scenario would see cuts totalling £33m during the next year.
    The worst case scenario means more than 700 jobs would be lost.


    so, the sentence
    The worst case scenario would see cuts totalling £33m during the next year, meaning more than 700 jobs would be lost.

    can be a result of Reducing Non-Defining Relative Clauses or Modifying Sentences with Verbal Phrases.

    agree?

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    Default Re: Reducing Non-Defining Relative Clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    I think it can be a Modifying Sentences with Verbal Phrases.
    It would seem so. Modifying Sentences with Verbal Phrases

    It may be as well to wait for someone else's opinion. Labelling is not my forte

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