How do you reduce relative clauses?
Reduced relative clauses modify the subject and not the object of a sentence….Reduce to an Adjective
- Remove the relative pronoun.
- Remove the verb (usually “be,” but also “seem,” “appear,” etc.).
- Place the adjective used in the relative clause before the modified noun.
How do you remove relative pronouns in a sentence?
The relative pronoun can be deleted if there is a new subject and verb following it:
- A. This is the house that Jack built.
- A. The person whom you see is my father.
- The man who likes lasagna is my father.
- Never delete the relative pronoun whose:
- The man whose car broke down went to the station.
Can I reduce a non defining relative clause?
Non-restrictive (non-defining) relative clauses can be reduced in one way; subject pronouns with “be” verbs can be deleted.
How do you write a reduced adjective clause?
The reduced adjective clause becomes an adjective phrase, which does not have a subject. An adjective phrase does not have a subject and a verb. Instead, it has a present participle (base verb + ing) for the active voice or a past participle for the passive voice. The girl who is standing by the table is my sister.
How and when relative clauses can be omitted?
The relative pronoun can only be omitted when it is the object of the clause. When the relative pronoun is the subject of the clause, it cannot be omitted. You can usually tell when a relative pronoun is the object of the clause because it is followed by another subject + verb.
When can we drop the relative pronoun?
You can drop the relative pronoun if the noun comes immediately after the object or the subject. If your relative clause modifies the whole clause rather than the subject or object, you will have problems with your rule, as in: she’s always talking about money, which I find annoying.
How do you teach defining and non defining relative clauses?
Lesson Plan: Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses English
- use defining relative clauses to give essential information about something or someone,
- use non-defining relative clauses with commas to give extra information about something or someone when the information is not essential,
When can we omit that in relative clauses?
‘That’ is often used to introduce defining relative clauses when they follow the words something, anything, everything, nothing, all or a superlative. It may be omitted when it is not the subject of the clause.
How do you reduce an adverbial clause?
To reduce adverb clauses of time
- Remove the subject from the “full” form of the sentence; it must refer to the same entity as the main-clause subject.
- Remove the form of BE—either as the main verb or as part of a progressive verb.