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    reestrictive/non-restrictive

    1-John loves his brother in Germany.
    2-John loves his brother who is in Germany.


    Do these mean that John has more than one brother and he loves the one who is in Germany?


    3-John loves his brother, in Germany.

    Is this sentence correct? Isn't 'in Germany' dangling?

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    Re: reestrictive/non-restrictive

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-John loves his brother in Germany.
    2-John loves his brother who is in Germany.

    Do these mean that John has more than one brother and he loves the one who is in Germany?
    They are both restrictive relative clause and have the same meaning: John has a brother who lives in Germany and John loves this brother. We can't know how many brothers John has.'who is' can be cut down because the clause explain an object.

    3-John loves his brother, in Germany.

    Is this sentence correct? Isn't 'in Germany' dangling?
    This sentence is completely incorrect, non-restrictive relative clause can only give extra information for sth that has been known clearly. Ex: My brother, who lives in France, is coming to Rome with us

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    Question Re: reestrictive/non-restrictive

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
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    This sentence is completely incorrect, non-restrictive relative clause can only give extra information for sth that has been known clearly. Ex: My brother, who lives in France, is coming to Rome with us
    Hello Ha 179,

    One question, what do you mean by "non-restrictive relative clause"?

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: reestrictive/non-restrictive

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello Ha 179,

    One question, what do you mean by "non-restrictive relative clause"?

    Thanks for your reply.
    Non-restrictive clause is a clause that give extra information about the defined noun before it and there are always two commas before and after this clause if it is in the middle of the sentence, if it is in the end of the sentence, there is one comma between the noun and itself. Ex:My eldest brother, who works for WHO, have just got married. I always dream of visiting France, where there is Eiffel Tower.

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    Re: reestrictive/non-restrictive

    If you don't mind, there are some errors here.
    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    Ex:My eldest brother, who works for WHO, have just got married. I always dream of visiting France, where there is Eiffel Tower.
    In the US, has just gotten married or just got married.
    In the UK, I believe it's has just got -- though I struggle with the UK "get".
    In any case, your brother is 3rd person singular, and requires "has."

    ... France, the home of the Eiffel Tower.
    ... France, where the Eiffel Tower is.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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