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Sentential clause??


Sentential clause??
hello marvellous people!!!
can anyone explain to me what a sentential clause is...?
What is the difference between that and defining and non definig clauses?

30 May 2010      

banska bystrica


a sentential clause is a kind of non-defining clause. It adds more information to the whole main clause, but it is not inevitable for understanding the main sentence. We always use "which" in this kind of relative clauses. For example, "I �m trying to explain sentential clauses, which might be difficult." Smile

A non-defining clause also adds more information, which is not necessary, but it says something more about the subject of the main sentence. "The teacher, who was very kind, tried to explain relative clauses to the students." In this kind you can use any relative pronoun. we use commas here.

A defining sentence always adds essential information. The teacher who explained relative clauses to us went home.

I hope it helps and that I �m not mistaken Wink


30 May 2010