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    Defining or non-defining relative clause

    Hi. Are the following defining or non-defining relative clauses?and why???
    1.The cheque which i deposited on the 10th was for 450 pounds.
    2.The mall where i sometimes buy clothes has fabulous shops.
    3.The computer games which i played yesterday for the first time are really great.
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    Re: Defining or non-defining relative clause ???

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    Hello, Tigertiger:

    A teacher will answer you shortly (soon).

    I ONLY wanted to share some IDEAS with you.

    1. Please remember that in English, one ALWAYS capitalizes the person pronoun "I."

    2. I believe that your first sentence has three possibilities.

    a. The check [cheque] that I deposited on the 10th was for 450 pounds.
    b. The check which I deposited on the 10th was for 450 pounds.
    c. The check, which I deposited on the 10th, was for 450 pounds.

    "a" is a defining clause. American English prefers "that" for defining clauses.
    "b" is also a defining clause.
    "c" is a non-defining clause. (Notice the commas)

    I think that it is accurate to say that the appropriate sentence depends on the context (the whole situation).

    "The check that / which I deposited on the 9th was for 100 pounds, but the check that / which I deposited on the 10th was for 450 pounds."

    I will leave it to someone else to create a situation in which the non-defining sentence would be appropriate.

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    Re: Defining or non-defining relative clause ???

    I've answered this in your previous post. Please don't post more than once with the same questions.

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    Re: Defining or non-defining relative clause ???

    They are all defining relative clauses. And you should always capitalize the pronoun "I".

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    Re: Defining or non-defining relative clause ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Please don't post more than once with the same question.
    And please stop using multiple question marks.

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