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    Relative clause

    Hi there,



    Could you please correct these sentences for me?

    1.The room in our house that is most used is the kitchen.
    2.The most used room in our house is the kitchen.

    Room here is object? But we can not leave out 'that' in the first sentence, can we?


    Are these correct?

    3. I met a girl who I used to go out with?
    4. I met a girl that I used to go out with?
    5.I met a girl I used to go out with?


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    Re: Relative clause

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi there,



    Could you please correct these sentences for me?

    1.The room in our house that is most used is the kitchen.
    2.The most used room in our house is the kitchen.

    Room here is object? No! Subject. But we can not leave out 'that' in the first sentence, can we? Yes, we cannot.


    Are these correct?

    3. I met a girl who I used to go out with?
    4. I met a girl that I used to go out with?
    5.I met a girl I used to go out with?
    I used to go out with that (= a girl I met)
    Relative pronouns can be omitted if they serve either as the object of the verb or the object of the preposition in the restrictive clause.

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    Re: Relative clause

    [quote=svartnik;481455] Room here is object? No! Subject. But we can not leave out 'that' in the first sentence, can we? Yes, we cannot [/quote]


    Sorry I don't understand why room is subject here. Would you mind explaining this to me?


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    Re: Relative clause

    Usually the preverbal territory (before "is" in this sentence) is the subject territory.

    The most used room in our house is the kitchen. = SVC

    S = The most used room in our house

    There is no object in this sentence.

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