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    Default reduced relative clauses

    Hello,

    The girl who is happy with her exam results in smiling.

    We can reduce the relative clause like this:

    The girl happy with her exam results in smiling.

    Also can we reduce the relative clause as the following sentence with 'being'?

    The girl being happy with her exam results in smiling.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: reduced relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    The girl who is happy with her exam results in smiling.
    This makes no sense, unless she was examined in smiling. Do you mean 'is smiling'?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Sorry. I would be 'is smilling'.

    The girl being happy with her exam results is smiling.

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    Default Re: reduced relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Sorry. I would be 'is smilling'.

    The girl being happy with her exam results is smiling.
    If correctly punctuated, as follows,

    The girl, being happy with her exam results, is smiling.

    it would be acceptable, but markedly different from your original sentence, since the participiall phrase here would mean 'because she was happy...'.

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