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Hi! Number 1 is relative clause non restrictive. Number 2 is relative clause restrictive. Correct? Thanks, Fulvio

1. My brother who lives in Paris is an engineer.
2. He is the man who lives in Paris.

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yellowstarstruck

Hi! Number 1 is relative clause non restrictive. Number 2 is relative clause restrictive. Correct? Thanks, Fulvio

1. My brother, who lives in Paris, is an engineer.
2. He is the man who lives in Paris.

Yes, and the fact that 1 is non-restrictive means it needs commas (as shown above).


By the way, here's the correct word order for the terminology:

a non-restrictive relative clause
a restrictive relative clause

CJ

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yellowstarstruck

Hi! Number 1 is relative clause non restrictive. Number 2 is relative clause restrictive. Correct? Thanks, Fulvio

1. My brother who lives in Paris is an engineer.
2. He is the man who lives in Paris.

No: as written they are both restrictive relatives. Note the absence of commas.


In 1. there is nothing to suggest that you have only one brother. You clearly have at least one.