[Grammar] The only thing he interacts with is his computer!

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Is this an adjective clause or a noun clause? It is so confusing to identify it.

The only thing he interacts with is his computer!
 

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What does an adjective modify?
 

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Is the question easier if you reverse the sentence? His computer is the only thing he interacts with.
 

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Exactly.
Now, what does a "clause" include?
A clause includes two things.
 

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Can we rewrite as follow:
The only thing that he interacts with is his computer!

that he interacts with is a noun clause that describes thing.
 

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Yes, you can.
The part 'that he interacts with' is an adjective/adjectival clause, because it modifies a noun ー 'thing' in your example.
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