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what are the differences between restrictive and non restrictive relative clause
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Hi Anon

In a nutshell, a non-restrictive (also called "non-defining") clause adds extra/non-essential information to the sentence -- information which is not absolutely necessary in order to understand the meaning of the word it modifies.
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Hi, it's a little bit confusing to define restrictive & non-restrictive relative clauses. But here's a detailed explanation to show the main differences and the rules to apply for both of them

1. Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses Defined. Restrictive clauses limit the possible meaning of a preceding subject. Nonrestrictive clauses tell you something about a preceding subject, but they do not limit, or restrict, the

meaning of that subject. Compare the following examples.
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What is actually the difference? I dont understand
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