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    non-defining relative clauses at the end of the main clause

    Hi teachers,
    I know the following are no-defining relative clauses inside the main clause.
    a) Robert, who works at Mr. Landon's bookstore, is often late at work.
    b) The rules, which are Mr. Landon's, require a suit and a tie.

    My question is, are the following non-defining relative clauses at the end of the main clause based on the ones above? If not could you correct them please?
    My question is more on 'b' than 'a'.
    a) I know Robert, who works at Mr. Landon's bookstore.
    Which one is correct?
    b1) Robert doesn't like the rules, which are Mr. Landon's.
    b2) Robert doesn't like the rules, which require a suit and a tie.


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: non-defining relative clauses at the end of the main clause

    The simple answer is that we wouldn't use the second set of sentences, the original sentences being correct. There's no point in hypothesising about structures which are non-existent/wrong.
    Maybe you can think of better examples for non-defining relative clauses at the end of a sentence.

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    Re: non-defining relative clauses at the end of the main clause

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinEnglish View Post
    The simple answer is that we wouldn't use the second set of sentences, the original sentences being correct. There's no point in hypothesising about structures which are non-existent/wrong.
    Maybe you can think of better examples for non-defining relative clauses at the end of a sentence.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    How about theses ones?
    1) Robert lives in Bridgeport
    , which he likes.
    2) Yesterday Robert called his parents
    , who live in Wilton.

    Was my idea about writing non-defining relative clauses at the end of a sentence which somehow can match with the ones inside the main clause that wrong?

    L.


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    Re: non-defining relative clauses at the end of the main clause

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    How about theses ones?
    1) Robert lives in Bridgeport
    , which he likes.
    2) Yesterday Robert called his parents
    , who live in Wilton.
    They are fine.


    Was my idea about writing non-defining relative clauses at the end of a sentence which somehow can match with the ones inside the main clause that wrong?
    No. I see nothing wrong with any of the sentences in your first post.

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    Re: non-defining relative clauses at the end of the main clause

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    They are fine. No. I see nothing wrong with any of the sentences in your first post.
    Hi 5jj,
    Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it.

    L.

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