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Offline cavertronix

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relative vs complement clause
« on: June 27, 2017, 04:34:45 PM »
Is there any test to differentiate between relative clause and complement clause?

Offline Daniel

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Re: relative vs complement clause
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
Meaning: relative clauses are like adjectives, and complement clauses are like direct objects.
Distribution: relative clauses modify nouns, complement clauses are complements of verbs.
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