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a form of subordinate clause that attaches to nouns or noun clauses and start with the relative pronouns who, that, which, whose, where, when. Relative clauses can be defining or non-defining:
- A defining clause gives essential information about the noun or noun clause so that a sentence makes sense, e.g. The uncle who you met earlier is a lawyer.
- A non-defining clause gives extra information, which is not essential, about the noun or noun clause, e.g. The farmer, who is the kindest person, grows beans.
a restatement of the contents of a passage, in your own words.
a rhythmic foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables, e.g....
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(also called a misrelated participle or a dangling participle) a participle that is not related...