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    adjective clause

    "My neighbor says there will be no apple this year. He is very passionate."

    My neighbor who is very passionate says there will be no apple this year.

    can it be:
    "My nieghbor being very passionate says there will be no apple this year"


    it is known that adjective clause can be reduced with verb (to be). Is this reduction correct ?

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    Re: adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruba Saeed View Post
    "My neighbor says there will be no apple this year. He is very passionate."

    My neighbor who is very passionate says there will be no apple this year.

    can it be:
    "My nieghbor being very passionate says there will be no apple this year"


    it is known that adjective clause can be reduced with verb (to be). Is this reduction correct ?
    Your sentence is grammatically correct, however, it is not easy to see what it means. Grammatically correct doesn't necessarily mean meaningful.


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    Re: adjective clause

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Your sentence is grammatically correct, however, it is not easy to see what it means. Grammatically correct doesn't necessarily mean meaningful.
    Amen to that! Actually, it reads awkward and none of the native speakers would speak or write it that way.

    @Ruba Saeed:

    If you're trying to shorten the orginal sentence, the second one is actually flawless.

    Otherwise, you could also say:

    My VERY PASSIONATE neighbor says there will be no apple this year.

    NOTE: In this case, I dare say this is the most simplified sentence construction one can come up with.

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    Re: adjective clause

    If I were guessing, I'd say that the confusion as to meaning arose over what "there will be no apple" means.

    The apple harvest will be non-existent? He won't bring her back an apple from his annual trip as he has done in the past? What does that mean?

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