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    Phrase questions

    Are the following sentences gramatically correct? If so, what kind of phrases are the bolded parts?

    1. This is a computer for educational purposes, not a computer for playing games.


    2. I like your dogs, so cute.


    3. Now, the mentioned short term projects can be a wide range of different projects, practically anything that is short term, but I want to recommand the ones that produce fast results.

    Appositive noun phrase?

    Now, usually an appositive phrase should be right next the noun that is modifying. In the first and the third cases I provided, it is not the case. Is it still okay? And why?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Phrase questions

    Hello vcolts

    The following are examples of reduced clauses:

    1. This is a computer for educational purposes, [this is] not a computer for playing games.


    2. I like your dogs, [they are] so cute.


    3. Now, the mentioned short term projects can be a wide range of different projects, practically anything that is short term [can be a wide range of different projects], but I want to recommand the ones that produce fast results.

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    Re: Phrase questions

    Are reduced clauses considered normal/100% acceptable in college writings?

    I can't seem to find a good website on reduced clauses. Most sites are only about reduced relative clauses.

    Are the above cases all cases of reduced relative clauses?

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    Re: Phrase questions

    Mr. Soup is no where to be found!!! Can anybody answer my question on this?

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