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    #1

    reduction of relatives with BE+A NOUN

    We know we can use the reduction of 'Be+Adjective'.My question is 'Can we use the reduction of 'Be+Noun' ?

    That cell phone on the table is a waterproof phone.It is one of the most durable ones in the world
    -That cell phone on the table, which is one of the most durable ones in the world, is a waterproof phone
    Is this Reduction true?:-That cell phone on the table, one of the most durable ones in the world, is a waterproof phone

    Coal has been used as a heating device since ancient times.It is a solid fossil fuel
    -Coal, which is a solid fossil fuel, has been used as a heating device since ancient times
    Is this Reduction true?:-Coal, a solid fossil fuel, has been used as a heating device since ancient times

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    #2

    Re: reduction of relatives with BE+A NOUN

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    -That cell phone on the table, one of the most durable ones in the world, is a waterproof phone

    Coal, a solid fossil fuel, has been used as a heating device since ancient times
    Both are correct. We do not say they are true.

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    #3

    Re: reduction of relatives with BE+A NOUN

    thank you very much

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