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Skill 13: USE REDUCED ADJECTIVE CLAUSES CORRECTLY

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Transcript of Skill 13: USE REDUCED ADJECTIVE CLAUSES CORRECTLY

INTRODUCTION
It is possible in English for a clause to appear in a complete form or in a reduced form.
The 2 types of clauses that can be reduce in English are:
1. Adjective Clauses
2. Adverb Clauses
In the reduced form the adjective clause connector and the be-verb that directly follow
are omitted
.

The woman
who is
waving to us is the tour guide.

The letter
which was
written last week arrived today.

Tip #3
An adjective clause can appear in a reduced form only if the adjective clause connector is followed directly by a VERB.

The woman
that I
just met is the tour guide. (can´t be reduced)

The letter
which you
sent me arrived yesterday.

TIP TO FOLLOW
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Example
Skill 13: USE REDUCED ADJECTIVE CLAUSES CORRECTLY
Tip #2
When there is no be verb in the adjective clause, the connector is omitted and the verb is changed into the -ing form.
Example
I don't understand the article which appears in today's paper.

I don't understand the article APPEAR
ING
in today's paper.
EXAMPLES
1.-My friend should be on the train
which is
arriving at the station now.

2.-Although
it was
not difficult, the exam took a lot of time.

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