Student or Learner
Mark wants to change the world, a vision that is grand.
In the above sentence, what is:
a vision that is grand
Is this entire thing a phrase or a clause? I do understand that "a vision" is a phrase and "that is grand" is a dependent clause, but what would the entire thing be called as.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) Another great question!
(2) I think that your sentence might (repeat: "might") be a shorter way of saying something like:
Mark wants to change the world, [which is] a vision that is grand.
"which is a vision that is grand" would probably be analyzed as an adjective clause that modifies the whole sentence.
(a) That is, "which" is a relative pronoun that refers to the idea of Mark's wanting to change the world (something that all of us
want to do when we are young! When we get old -- like me -- we realize that it's hopeless).
I am eager to see what the teachers tell us.
HAVE A NICE DAY!
P.S. I feel that "a vision that is grand" is a bit awkward. I should prefer something like:
a truly inspirational vision.
a vision that merits our deepest respect.
a very touching vision.
a vision that is shared by many idealistic young people throughout the world.