Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses, part of Grammar Fundamentals.
If you are restricted to an area, …you are required to stay there. …Or if something is essential …then it has to remain connected. …Conversely, if you are in an non-restricted area, …you don't have to stay. You can come and go as you want. …And if something is identified as nonessential …it's not necessary. …Let's apply that to clauses. …A quick review of a clause: …a group of words with a subject and a verb. …If that clause is restrictive or essential, …it must stay, because it's crucial …to understanding the complete meaning of the sentence. …If it can be identified as nonrestrictive or nonessential, …it can be removed from the sentence …and the rest of the sentence will still make sense. …Interesting additional information perhaps, …but not absolutely necessary to understanding the meaning. …Look at the words 'who is wearing the red dress' …in these two sentences. …'The lady who is wearing the red dress is the winner.' …'Ms. Carson who is wearing the red dress is the winner.' …To help us determine if those words are restricted …
- Why does grammar matter?
- Diagramming sentences
- Understanding pronouns
- Working with adjectives and adverbs
- Making sentences parallel
- Deciding when to use active and passive voice
- Using commas correctly
- Practicing grammar rules
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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