Try this link.
Defining clauses: http://www.bartleby.com/116/204.html
hello, I was wondering if you could help me; I don't knowwhat the defining clauses are
So a defining clause is essential to the sense of the sentence and is not bracketed by commas?Originally Posted by tdol
That's it exactly Ronbee .... it gets a bit more complicated, but that's the basis.
Thanks. :DOriginally Posted by Lib
A defining clause is a relative clause that is essential to the sense of the sentence. Unlike a nondefining clause (not essential), it is not bracketed by commas.
I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.