Posted by sophie on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:42pm.
what does restrictive and nonrestrictive mean???????
english 6th grade - sophie, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:47pm
Please help Ms.Sue its a six grade level.
English 6th grade - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:50pm
If you are referring to the different clauses and resulting comma uses,
~~ restrictive means that the clause restricts the meaning of the noun it's modifying; example: The lady who is standing over by the painting looks familiar.
~~ non-restrictive means that the clause does not restrict the meaning of the noun it's modifying; it adds information but is not needed to make the sentence clear; example: My older sister, who is standing over by the painting, is looking at us.
English 6th grade - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:52pm
If you're asking about restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses, study these sites carefully.
english 6th grade - sophie, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:58pm
what if it says
Marco, my older brother, likes to play
my older brother is underlined would that be nonrestrictive or restrictive
english 6th grade - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 5:26pm
It's non-restrictive (added information) because Marco is already clearly identified. This is also why there are commas before and after my older brother.
english 6th grade - rajwinder singh, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6:44pm
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