Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    optimistic pessimist is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    454
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Proper pronoun plus restrictive relative clause

    Dear all,

    The following pasage is from a Wikipedia article about a racehorse named Frankel.

    Frankel (foaled 2008 in Ireland) is a Thorough bred colt racehorse trained by Sir Henry Cecil for Prince Khalid Abdulla. Named after legendary American trainer Bobby Frankel who died in November 2009, Frankel was an impressive two year old winning all four starts.

    In the second sentence, isn't a comma necessary before the relative pronoun who as below?

    Named after legendary American trainer Bobby Frankel, who died in November 2009, Frankel was an impressive two year old winning all four starts.

    Thank you!

    OP

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Proper pronoun plus restrictive relative clause

    Yes, and one before 'winning'.

  3. #3
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,574
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Proper pronoun plus restrictive relative clause

    There are other problems with the text. I don't know if in the field of horse-breeding 'foal' is intransitive; in the rest of the world, the dam (mother horse) does the foaling: a breeder might say 'I think she's going to foal tonight'. But the dates suggest that here it's used to mean 'be born'. And 'thoroughbred' is one word with no capital.

    b
    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    The following pasage is from a Wikipedia article about a racehorse named Frankel.

    Frankel (foaled 2008 in Ireland) is a Thorough bred colt racehorse trained by Sir Henry Cecil for Prince Khalid Abdulla. Named after legendary American trainer Bobby Frankel who died in November 2009, Frankel was an impressive two year old winning all four starts.

    In the second sentence, isn't a comma necessary before the relative pronoun who as below?

    Named after legendary American trainer Bobby Frankel, who died in November 2009, Frankel was an impressive two year old winning all four starts.

    Thank you!

    OP

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2010, 14:13
  2. [Grammar] about preposition in relative pronoun clause
    By Yoshio in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Jan-2010, 04:51
  3. Restrictive or non-restrictive clause
    By Deepurple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Oct-2008, 04:20
  4. restrictive or non-restrictive clause
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2007, 20:21
  5. restrictive/non-restrictive clause?
    By snickchap in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2006, 18:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •