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    extra information

    today, when I was looking up my English dictionary, I discovered that an adjective phrase can also be used to add extra information in a noun phrase besides a relative clause.
    here is the example:

    1. Protesters, anxious about the spending cuts, urged the councillors to think again before weilding the axe.

    thanks a lot for the information.

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    Re: extra information

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetie98 View Post
    today, when I was looking up my English dictionary, I discovered that an adjective phrase can also be used to add extra information in a noun phrase besides a relative clause.
    here is the example:

    1. Protesters, anxious about the spending cuts, urged the councillors to think again before weilding the axe.

    thanks a lot for the information.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning.

    (1) Thank you for sharing that information with us.

    (2) Yes, an adjective clause is most helpful.

    (3) My books tell me that we could also move it:

    Anxious about the spending cuts, protesters urged ...the axe.

    (4) My books also tell me that the relative clause is sometimes a little

    different in meaning:

    (a) The adjective clause refers to both "protesters" and "urged" while

    the relative clause is related to the subject ("Protesters, who were anxious about the spending cuts, urged .. the axe.")



    *****

    My books tell me that sometimes there is a BIG difference:

    (a) The man, rather nervous, opened the letter. = the man was nervous

    at THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT.

    (b) The man, who was nervous, opened the letter. = the man is ALWAYS

    nervous. That's his temperament.

    Have a nice day!
    Last edited by TheParser; 24-May-2010 at 13:00.

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