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    Question Relative clause, misunderstood relation within a sentence.

    Hello,

    While reading a book today, I have stumbled upon the following:

    "In XP, we get the sense of the details of the requirements by talking them over with the customer. But we do not capture that detail. Rather, the customer writes a few words on an index card that we agree will remind us of the conversation."

    I am wondering what the role of "we agree" is. Logically, at first look, it appears as a sort of comment that can be left out, and so the genaral meanig of this would be "a card that will remind us of something". If it is the case, then is it just a matter of missing punctuation?

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    Re: Relative clause, misunderstood relation within a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Weaver67 View Post
    Hello,

    While reading a book today, I have stumbled upon the following:

    "In XP, we get the sense of the details of the requirements by talking them over with the customer. But we do not capture that detail. Rather, the customer writes a few words on an index card that we agree will remind us of the conversation."

    I am wondering what the role of "we agree" is. Logically, at first look, it appears as a sort of comment that can be left out, and so the general meaning of this would be "a card that will remind us of something". If it is the case, then is it just a matter of missing punctuation?
    Your sense of that part is correct, but I don't think any punctuation is needed. See my corrections to your post in red.

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    Re: Relative clause, misunderstood relation within a sentence.

    Also, "While reading a book today, I stumbled​ across the following" (not "I have stumbled").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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