Relative Clause (definition)

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A relative clause is a clause that modifies a noun. For example, the bold phased strings in the following sentences are clauses that modify the italicized noun. They are often introduced with a wh-word or a complementizer, although these can be omitted.

  • the man who I saw last week
  • the book that I left on the table

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  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.