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    Urgent; about the clause type here please.

    Hi all

    how are you ??

    Would you please provide me with an identification for the embedded clause in these 3 examples., and where is the main verb of them?

    1- Upset by his father, John told Sam to come to the hospital.

    2- Lacking in self-esteem, Jim was unsure whether he would come.

    3- The audience wanted Chris to make a gesture that was uncharacteristically romantic.

    I appreciate your help in advance.

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    Re: Urgent; about the clause type here please.

    HINT: The clauses in bold (1- & 2-, not 3-) are headed by an omitted relative pronoun, which makes the clauses reduced relative in type.
    1- John [who was] upset by his father told Sam to come to the hospital.

    2- Jim [who was] lacking in self-esteem was unsure whether he would come.

    3- The audience wanted Chris to make a gesture that was uncharacteristically romantic.
    The main verbs are in green.


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    Re: Urgent; about the clause type here please.

    Thank you Soup,

    The last example, you did not specify the clause there, I couldn't figure it out.

    Would you please identify the embedded clause in the previous clauses? And how could you find them please?

    and what is the difference between relative clause and the embedded one?


    it's crucial (f)

    I appreciate your help

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    Re: Urgent; about the clause type here please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Okey View Post
    The last example, you did not specify the clause there, I couldn't figure it out.
    3- The audience wanted Chris to make a gesture that was uncharacteristically romantic.
    The word 'that' functions as a relative pronoun, making that was ... a relative clause.

    Learn more here, Relative Clauses


    Embed
    means to insert (a construction, as a phrase or clause) into a larger construction, as a clause or sentence.


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    Re: Urgent; about the clause type here please.

    Many thanks for your kind help.

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