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    duiter is offline Member
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    relative clause for passive sentence

    Hi all,


    is this a reduced form of relative clause in passive sentence ?

    ' Numerous palmar pits were seen, each flesh- or red coloured and measuring 13 mm in diameter '

    is this the original complete form ?
    ' Numerous palmar pits were seen, which is each flesh- or red coloured and measuring 13 mm in diameter

    sentence around # 15

    from : Multiple palmar pits and basal cell carcinomas -- Pereyra-Rodrguez et al., 10.1503/cmaj.090884 -- Canadian Medical Association Journal

    How to reduce relative clause in passive sentence ?

    thanks

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    Re: relative clause for passive sentence

    each (being)...

    There is no reduced relative here. Anyway, only non-defining relatives can be reduced. We have a reduced adverbial tenseless (non-finite) clause, which is syntactically detached from the main clause. It lacks that parity (= structural equality) which we see as criterial with clause constituents.
    Last edited by corum; 27-May-2010 at 09:04.

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