Restrictive and non-restrictive modification.
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Published by Stanford University Center for the Study of Language and Information in Stanford, Ca .
Written in English


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SeriesReport -- no.CLSI-85-28
ContributionsStanford University. Center for the Study of Language and Information.
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Open LibraryOL13940985M

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non-restrictive or appositive ones are accounted for by positing that restrictive operators move to C0 while non-restrictive operators and pied-piped elements in general move to [Spec,CP]. Both restrictive and non-restrictive operators must check off a [+wh]-feature with an EPP property, but whereas such a feature is specified as [+subjective. In contrast, a non-restrictive modifier supplies additional information about something that has already been identified. A restrictive modifier couldn’t be left out without confusing the meaning; a non-restrictive modifier could be. Non-restrictive modifiers are enclosed in commas, showing where the modifier begins and ends. Restrictive. Not all the galaxy's stars are confined to the galactic plane. There are a few stars that occur far above or below the disk"Astronomy," Compton's Encyclopedia Nonrestrictive. S. C. Johnson Corporation, which makes Johnson Wax and Raid, the antiroach product, bre roaches a week and plays host to up to a million roaches at any one time. Relative Clause. This is a clause that generally modifies a noun or a noun phrase and is often introduced by a relative pronoun (which, that, who, whom, whose).A relative clause connects ideas by using pronouns that relate to something previously mentioned and allows the writer to combine two independent clauses into one sentence. A relative clause is also known as an adjective clause.

A restrictive clause modifies the noun that precedes it in an essential way. Restrictive clauses limit or identify such nouns and cannot be removed from a sentence without changing the sentence’s meaning. A nonrestrictive clause, on the other hand, describes a noun in a nonessential way. restrictive / nonrestrictive? 8. The Dark is Rising written by one of my favorite authors is at the top of my pile of books to read. restrictive / nonrestrictive? 9. The apples grown in that orchard are grown without pesticides. restrictive / nonrestrictive? This vase purchased at a flea market turned out to be worth a lot of money. Restrictive Modifier (or Defining Modifier) A restrictive modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that defines another element. A restrictive modifier is essential for meaning. If a restrictive modifier were to be removed, readers would be left with a question like "Which one are we talking about?". restrictive / nonrestrictive? 6. The epic poem Beowulf is an exciting story that was written in Old English. restrictive / nonrestrictive? 7. The red panda not a relative of the giant panda lives in the Himalayas. restrictive / nonrestrictive? 8. The Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi was famous for playing Count Dracula. restrictive / nonrestrictive? 9.

RESTRICTIVE ELEMENTS Restrictive elements are word groups that are necessary to retain meaning. They are not set off from the rest of the sentence by commas or other punctuation. INCORRECT: William Faulkner's novel, Light in August, is my favorite book. CORRECTED: William Faulkner's novel Light in August is my favorite book.   The key difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive clause is that the restrictive clause provides essential information to a sentence whereas the nonrestrictive clause provides additional information to a sentence.. Restrictive clauses and nonrestrictive clauses are two types of relative clauses, which are introduced by a relative pronoun.. Relative clauses act as adjectives since . Restrictive Clauses A restrictive clause functions like an adjective. It is used to further identify the noun it is modifying. It provides additional information for the noun it is describing. Without a restrictive clause, the sentence will appear to be missing important information. Commas are not necessary when using a restrictive clause. ‘The semantic distinction between restrictive and non-restrictive modification applies to adjectives that modify nouns as well as to relative clauses.’ Usage. What is the difference between the books that were on the table once belonged to my aunt and the books, which were on the table, once belonged to my aunt? In the first sentence, the.