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  1. Anonymous
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    defining clauses

    hello, I was wondering if you could help me; I don't knowwhat the defining clauses are

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    Re: hello

    Try this link.

    Defining clauses: http://www.bartleby.com/116/204.html

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    Re: hello

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    So a defining clause is essential to the sense of the sentence and is not bracketed by commas?

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    That's it exactly Ronbee .... it gets a bit more complicated, but that's the basis.

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    Re: hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    That's it exactly Ronbee .... it gets a bit more complicated, but that's the basis.
    Thanks. :D

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    Re: hello

    A defining clause is a relative clause that is essential to the sense of the sentence. Unlike a nondefining clause (not essential), it is not bracketed by commas.

    See: https://www.usingenglish.com/article...e-pronoun.html

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    Re: hello

    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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