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    Subordinate Clauses and Participial phrases?

    My tutor taught me that sometimes I can reduce these sentences:
    Cars that were made in China are unsafe.
    Cars that contribute to pollution should be banned.
    into these two:
    Cars made in China are unsafe.
    Cars contributing to pollution should be banned.

    Also my tutor also taught me this:
    Change:
    The high cooking temperature alters the molecular structure of the oil, which make the food unhealthy and difficult to digest.
    into:
    The high cooking temperature alters the molecular structure of the oil, making the food unhealth and difficult to digest.

    And in my recent essay, I used this method.
    Instead of writing:
    The success of restaurants which convince individuals to consume relies on several techniques.
    I wrote:
    The success of restaurants convincing individuals to consume relies on several techniques.


    I have never figured out how these techniques work. I read some grammar books and thought the shorter sentences were related to participial phrases, but I wasn't 100 percent sure. Could you confirm the modified versions have participial phrases?
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    Re: Subordinate Clauses and Participial phrases?

    Take a look here Reduced Relative Clauses.

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    Re: Subordinate Clauses and Participial phrases?

    Thank you! That helped a lot!

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    Re: Subordinate Clauses and Participial phrases?

    You're most welcome.

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