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    Default The large parrot species, reported to have

    Doesn't 2 make sense? If not, can you explain why?
    2 is non-restricve clause, I explained to someone only 1 makes sense, but she argues 2's "the large parrot species" is a distinct concept, so the rest "reported to have..." is only additional information. I think this can change depending on context, but just considering this sentence, how can I determine?

    1. The large parrot species reported to have the longest lifespan is cockatoo.
    2. The large parrot species, reported to have the longest lifespan, is cockatoo.

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    Default Re: The large parrot species, reported to have

    If you put 'the' in front of 'cockatoo', then #1 is fine.

    Unless there is only one species of large parrots, then #2 does not work.
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