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    reducing nondefining relative clause with 'to be'

    Our grandfather was a very strict man.He was a soldier.
    'Our grandfather, who was a soldier, was a very strict man.'
    1-) Do you think this sentence is correct?: 'Our grandfather, a soldier , was a very strict man.'

    İstanbul is especially famous for its historical places.It has been of great importance throughout the history.
    -İstanbul, which has been of great importance throughout the history, is especially famous for its historical places.
    2-) Do you think this sentence is correct?: 'İstanbul, having been of great importance throughout the history, is especially famous for its historical places.'

    This laptop lets games run faster.It has the best video card ever.
    This laptop, which has the best video card ever, lets games run faster.
    3-) Do you think this sentence is correct?: 'This laptop, having the best video card ever, lets games run faster.'
    Last edited by adrenalinman; 18-Apr-2017 at 22:56. Reason: bad order

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