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    defining relative clauses

    hello,pls answer me in advanced level,It has become a challenge for me,in difining relative clauses, Is it opssible to omit the relative rpronoun when it is the subject of relative clause? in the santence"i have a friend who teaches english" can we omit "who" and change the verb to continuous form"i have a friend teaching english" and what about sentences in other tences like past or present perfect?
    please explain in detail and introduce a reference

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    Re: defining relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by goldfish1 View Post
    hello,pls answer me in advanced level,It has become a challenge for me,in difining relative clauses, Is it opssible to omit the relative rpronoun when it is the subject of relative clause? in the santence"i have a friend who teaches english" can we omit "who" and change the verb to continuous form"i have a friend teaching english" and what about sentences in other tences like past or present perfect?
    please explain in detail and introduce a reference
    You cannot omit a relative pronoun from a relative clause if it is the subject of the clause. In your example with the -ing form (which is a participle) you have shortened (reduced) the relative clause to a phrase.

    See more here: Relative Clauses
    and here: Reduction of Relative Clauses - GrammarBank

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    Re: defining relative clauses

    Please don't post the same question in two different forums, goldfish. It wastes the time of people who answer it in one forum only to discover that it has already beeen satisfactorily answered in another.

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    Re: defining relative clauses

    hello,I am sorry. But I did not get a proper answer from the other forum, I had to post it again here.

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    Re: defining relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by goldfish1 View Post
    hello,I am sorry. But I did not get a proper answer from the other forum, I had to post it again here.
    If you are not satisfied with the answer from one forum, please follow it up in that forum first. If you are still not satisfied, then try another forum, but say what sort of amswers you have already received.

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