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    #1

    shorten senteces

    its about who , which and that clouses and how can we short them


    1) John , who is studing english literature , is my brother.
    John , studing english literature , is my brother.

    2) Sara , how has long hair ,wants to leave school .
    Sara wants to leave school .


    My quastion is why do we shortent the 2 senteces in diffrent ways


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    Re: shorten senteces

    Quote Originally Posted by mooon View Post
    its about who , which and that clauses and how can we short them


    1) John , who is studing English literature , is my brother.
    John , studing english literature , is my brother.

    2) Sara , who has long hair ,wants to leave school .
    Sara wants to leave school .


    My question is why do we shortet the 2 sentences in different ways
    There is no absolute rule. There are other ways they can be shortened:

    My brother is John, an English literature student.

    Long-haired Sara wants to leave school.

    ** No space before punctuation; one space after.

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    Re: shorten senteces

    ... And "studying" instead of "studing"

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