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    Default Defining or non-defining?

    Hello,

    A sentence from a test reads

    Children, whose parents don’t allow them space to develop, often rebel, so it is vital that you remain patient.

    Could anyone explain to me please why the clause is a non- defining one? I wouldn't use the commas.
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    Default Re: Defining or non-defining?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello. A sentence from a test reads "Children, whose parents don’t allow them space to develop, often rebel, so it is vital that you remain patient." Could anyone explain to me please why the clause is a non- defining one? I wouldn't use the commas. Thank you!
    I would use only one comma in that sentence - after the word "rebel". I think there are probably some people who wouldn't even use that.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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