Restrictive Clause

What Is a Restrictive Clause? (with Examples)

A restrictive clause is a clause which functions as an adjective to identify the word it modifies. A restrictive clause is essential for the intended meaning. A restrictive clause is not offset with commas. For example: Restrictive clauses contrast with non-restrictive clauses. Look at this example of a non-restrictive clause:

Examples of Restrictive Clauses

Here are some more examples of restrictive clauses:

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