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    41.1.= 2

    1.Some people believe the groundhog can,that (be which ,non-restrictive clause)is a small animal.
    2.Some people believe the groundhog that (be which ,non-restrictive clause)is a small animal can.
    Is 1.= 2.? Thanks!

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    Re: 41.1.= 2

    It should be:
    Some believe believe that the groundhog, which is a small animal, can...

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    Re: 41.1.= 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It should be:
    Some believe believe that the groundhog, which is a small animal, can...
    I sm sorry in the original I didn't put my question clearly.It shoud be like this:
    "Some people believe the groundhog can,which is a small animal."
    It is not good Englis, I am afraid.But grammtically it is correct.By the way we can use that instead of which.
    In your answer you say "Some people believe that the groundhog, which is a small animal, can...
    Please note,It is a complete sentence.

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    Re: 41.1.= 2

    It's not a complete sentence to me- there must be something after can unless it is answering a question or there is something in the context that tells us what the groundhog can do. Then, the relative clause is still in the wrong place; it should come before can. In a non-defining relative clause, we generally use which not that.

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    Re: 41.1.= 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's not a complete sentence to me- there must be something after can unless it is answering a question or there is something in the context that tells us what the groundhog can do. Then, the relative clause is still in the wrong place; it should come before can. In a non-defining relative clause, we generally use which not that.
    As you say ,Before it is:"Do you think amimal can tell you what the weather will be like? Some people believe the groundhog can,which is a small animal."Thanks a lot!

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