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    youngbut is offline Newbie
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    Default About omitting relative pronouns

    Hello everyone!

    While I was watching Toy story3, i got the sentence below.

    1. Any prisoner misses roll call, spends the night in the box.
    2. Any prisoner talks back, spends the night in the box.


    I think the orginal sentence seems 'Any prisoner who misses roll call spends the night in the box'. What I wonder is whether #1 and #2 also are possible. I have known objective relative pronoun can be omitted, but subjective relative pronoun usually can not be. But in the movie there is, so I am confused.



    Many thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: About omitting relative pronouns

    The omission of subject relatives occurs occasionally in informal speech.

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