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Sir,

1. I saw my old shirt, hanging on a nail, was crying.

"hanging on a nail" is realtive clause or someting else.

It is poosible to write it as
2.I saw my old shirt that was hanging on a nail was crying.

is (2) is correct?

Thanks.
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If we expand your original sentence to 'I saw that my old shirt, hanging on a nail, was crying,' then we can analyze it more clearly:

'Hanging on a nail' is a nonfinite clause, and can be represented by 'I saw that my old shirt, which was hanging on a nail, was crying.' This is a nonrestrictive clause modifying 'shirt'. (Your 'that'-clause is a restrictive one.)
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Hi,

What does it mean to say that your shirt is crying?

Or are you deliberately trying to make a sentence that is correct grammatically but has no sensible meaning?

Best wishes,

Clive (whose sweater is puzzled by this)
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what is the wrong construction in the sentence?
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