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    A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    Hi teachers,
    This is the first part of an exercise based on non-defining relative clauses.
    There are four more to go which I'll post later on if you help me on this one.
    The idea is to introduce some concepts before going on with the exercises. Could you tell me if they are appropriate?

    Circle the letter that best completes the sentences.

    1. A clause is
    a. a group of words than can have more than one subject or verb.
    b. a group of words tha has only one subjet or verb.

    2. Dependent clauses
    a. can stand alone as a sentence.
    b. cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    3. Independent clauses
    a. can stand alone as a sentence.
    b. cannot stand alone as a sentence.

    4. Non-defining relative clauses are always
    a. dependent clauses.
    b. independent clauses.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    b. a group of words tha has only one subjet or verb.
    There are a couple of typos there. Some may also think that Sarah and Jane went... has two subjects.

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    Re: A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There are a couple of typos there. Some may also think that Sarah and Jane went... has two subjects.
    Hi Tdol,
    Thank you for your reply. The word 'subject' can be seen as one unit, even though it has more than one noun, can't it?

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    Re: A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    The grammatical subject of the verb went in Tdol's sentence is Sarah and Jane, in my opinion.

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    Re: A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    I agree, but as a test question, it may cause confusion to some learners who will add them up.

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    Re: A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The grammatical subject of the verb went in Tdol's sentence is Sarah and Jane, in my opinion.
    Hi 5jj,
    Thank you for your opinion. That's mine too just because, if I'm not mistaken, the subject can be simple or compound.

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    Re: A few questions for an exercise on non-defining relative clauses. (Part 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I agree, but as a test question, it may cause confusion to some learners who will add them up.
    Hi Tdol,
    Thank you for your advice. I'll keep that in mind.

    L.

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