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    Cool Clauses

    Hi could someone help correct me?

    1. He knows the woman his sister is talking to.

    The phrase "his sister is talking to"
    is it an object complement
    and what type of clause is it restrictive relative clause or nominal clause???
    This is a complex sentence right?

    2. The dog which is usually hidden has been released to track the cat.

    This is a complex sentence right?
    Is the phrase which is usually hidden a nominal or relative clause
    Is the phrase to track the cat an adverbial clause

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    Re: Clauses

    Hello dranoelwcs

    Consider what isn't there:

    1. He knows the woman that his sister is talking to.

    2. The dog which is usually hidden has been released in order to track the cat.


    HINTS (as answers to your questions)

    • Relative clauses are headed by a relative pronoun.
    • Relative clauses are non-restrictive if omitting them doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.
    • Complex sentences house relative pronouns.
    • Adverbial clauses house subordinators.

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