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    Exclamation Adjective Clause(Help)

    Hello All,
    According to the following resource :
    http://faculty.deanza.edu/flemingjohn/stories/storyReader$20
    1. RP + BE = 0
    People who are living in glass houses should not throw stones. (clause)
    People living in glass houses should not throw stones. (phrase)
    Mary applied for a job that was advertised in the paper. (clause)
    Mary applied for a job advertised in the paper. (phrase)
    Could I remove (that + are ) in the following clause ?
    They play the songs and they study the lyrics, and that gives the students an idea of the plot, or the story, or the characters that are in the book.
    changing to =>
    They play the songs and they study the lyrics, and that gives the students an idea of the plot, or the story, or the characters in the book.
    Last edited by nininaz; 16-Apr-2014 at 13:18.

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    Re: Adjective Clause(Help)

    Yes, "that are" is optional in your sentence.

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