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zvonka.rink
Slovenia

Please help
 
Dear teachers, I have a question and I would really appreciate your help. I am doing participle clauses and among others I discussed contact relative clauses that are actually participle clause when used without relative pronouns. For example: The painting (which was) stolen from the museum has never been found. Would it be grammaticaly correct to do the same if the relative clause was non- defining, like for example: The Sunrise, (which was) stolen last week, was found not far from the museum. I can īt find any rules or explanations and hope you īll help me. Thank you.

14 Feb 2018      



Gi2gi
Georgia

I found a nice discussion on the topic, you might find it useful
 
 https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/reducing-non-defining-relative-clauses.1229783/

14 Feb 2018     



yanogator
United States

Giorgi, Thanks for finding that discussion.
 
Zvonka, There īs a somewhat literary feel to "The Sunrise, stolen last week, ..." that makes it a little stilted for everyday use, but it is grammatically correct.
 
Bruce 

14 Feb 2018