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.
(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.