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    that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling

    "Fluocinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Fluocinolone topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis."

    What is the grammatical function of "that" here? and doses it modify the "actions of the chemicals" here? please explain to me your answer in detail.

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    Jignesh.
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    Re: that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling

    It is a relative pronoun, the antecedent of which is 'the actions (of chemicals (in the body))'.

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    Re: that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling

    You could test that by replacing it with which and it will work, as it's a restrictive/defining relative pronoun.

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