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Hello everyone,

Could you please tell me if the following instruction and options are correct?

Which one can be a full relative clause:

A. My dad bought a new car which is so expensive.

B. I got a very good book that John gave as a gift.

C. The house is so big which we like to buy.

D. "B" and "C"

I think the instruction and the options are wrong.

They should be as follows:

Which one can be a full relative clause?

A. My dad bought a new car which is so expensive.

B. I got a very good book that John gave as a gift.

C. The house is so big which we like to buy.

D. all of them (because all of them are full relative clause and the relative pronouns are still in the sentences).

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I don't know of any grammar book that discusses this idea of "a full relative clause". Is it really used?

Joseph A

Which one can be a full relative clause?

A. My dad bought a new car which is so expensive.

B. I got a very good book that John gave as a gift.

C. The house is so big which we like to buy.

D. all of them (because all of them are full relative clause and the relative pronouns are still in the sentences).

The underlined portions are the only parts of the choices which are relative clauses, so none of those choices can be relative clauses. because they are entire sentences and not relative clauses.

Note that there is a difference between "is a relative clause" and "contains a relative clause".

None of the choices are precisely correct.

My dad bought a new car, which was very expensive.
I have a very good book that John gave me.
The house which we would like to buy is very big.

You've used "so" incorrectly in two of your sentences. Use "very".

In my opinion "we would like to buy" is a full relative clause in the following sentence:

The house we would like to buy is very big.

But you seem not to think so. Emotion: tongue tied

CJ

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