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    Which one is correct????

    Hi everyone!
    I have a question about pronoun. Please read the sentences below
    I meet my old friend at the deli counter in the market near my house.

    I meet my old friend at the deli counter in the market which near my house. (adding pronoun)
    Would you please tell me which one is correct.
    thanks in advance.


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    Re: Which one is correct????

    please help!

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    Re: Which one is correct????

    You can omit it all together. I would use "that" because I still use "that" for restrictive clauses and "which" for non-restrictive, but I understand that my distinction is no longer valid.
    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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    Re: Which one is correct????

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You can omit it all together. I would use "that" because I still use "that" for restrictive clauses and "which" for non-restrictive, but I understand that my distinction is no longer valid.
    Thank you for your reply
    However, I am still no clear. What is restrictive clauses? (is that a kind of grammatical clause ?)

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    Re: Which one is correct????

    When you describe which market you mean, it's a restrictive clause. The market that is near my house compared to the market that is across town. That tells you which market, and is a restrictive clause.
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    Re: Which one is correct????

    I got it. Thanks


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    Re: Which one is correct????

    but what is the nonrestrictive clause?
    what is the difference between nonrestrictive clause and restrictive clause?

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    Re: Which one is correct????

    A non-restirictive clause gives you extra information about something.

    Let's say there is only one market, or you've already told me about the market.

    If you say "I saw him at the market, which is near my house." You aren't telling me which of the three markets in town you mean by saying it is the one near your house. You're just giving me extra information, telling me it's near your house.

    That's non-restrictive.
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    thanks

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