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today, when I was looking up my English dictionary, I discovered that an adjective phrase can also be used to add extra information in a noun phrase besides a relative clause.
here is the example:

1. Protesters, anxious about the spending cuts, urged the councillors to think again before weilding the axe.

thanks a lot for the information.
 

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today, when I was looking up my English dictionary, I discovered that an adjective phrase can also be used to add extra information in a noun phrase besides a relative clause.
here is the example:

1. Protesters, anxious about the spending cuts, urged the councillors to think again before weilding the axe.

thanks a lot for the information.

***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Good morning.

(1) Thank you for sharing that information with us.

(2) Yes, an adjective clause is most helpful.

(3) My books tell me that we could also move it:

Anxious about the spending cuts, protesters urged ...the axe.

(4) My books also tell me that the relative clause is sometimes a little

different in meaning:

(a) The adjective clause refers to both "protesters" and "urged" while

the relative clause is related to the subject ("Protesters, who were anxious about the spending cuts, urged .. the axe.")



*****

My books tell me that sometimes there is a BIG difference:

(a) The man, rather nervous, opened the letter. = the man was nervous

at THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT.

(b) The man, who was nervous, opened the letter. = the man is ALWAYS

nervous. That's his temperament.

Have a nice day!
 
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