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Eng7_Essential and Nonessential Clauses


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Eng7_Essential and Nonessential Clauses

  1. 1. Lesson 3
  2. 2. Essential Clause - a clause needed for the sentence to make sense *If you take it out, you will not be able to determine the information that you need to know or the sense of the sentence.
  3. 3. Examples 1. The man who is wearing a blue baseball cap left his wallet. (It is essential to know which man.)
  4. 4. 2. The time when I take a shower changes during time. (There is a need to know what time.)
  5. 5. 3. I want a cat that is furry. (There is a need to know what type of cat.)
  6. 6. Nonessential Clause - a clause that is not needed in the understanding of the sentence *In other words, nonessential clauses are just additional information.
  7. 7. Examples 1. Ms. Roan, who is wearing a blue shawl, is my Math teacher. (The information about the blue shawl is not essential for us to know about Ms. Roan.)
  8. 8. 2. I won first prize, which is a trophy. (Even without the underlined clause, we still know that the person won first prize.)
  9. 9. 3. My grandfather, who lives in a farm, said he'd bring me a live chicken. (It is not essential for us to know that the grandfather lives in a farm.)
  10. 10. For nonessential clause, use a pair of commas-one at the start of the clause and another at the end to set the clause off from the rest of the sentence. For essential clause, there is no need to use commas.
  11. 11. Underline the clause in each sentence. Then write EC on the blank i the clause is essential and NC if the clause is nonessential. 1. James, who won the contest, became the grand champion. 2. The cats that roam the campus are named Sam and Rob. 3. The woman who is waiting outside the door got the autograph of the actor.
  12. 12. 4. Children who are deprived are unhappy. 5. Have you heard of Henrik Ibsen, who is a famous playwright? 6. Our house, which was built 10 year ago, is falling apart. 7. Some people don't enjoy games that they don't win.
  13. 13. 8. Annie gave the girl who's wearing a blue hat a new book. 9. The company executives, seeking higher profits, employed fewer workers this year. 10. The woman who gave you the book is my sister.
  14. 14. Thank You !!
  15. 15. Thank You Kingsoft Office published by @Kingsoft_Office kingsoftstore