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relaive clauses

Unread postby guimaraes » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:36 pm

which one is correct (A waitress serve us. She was very impolite and impatient.)
a) The waitress, who was very impolite and impatient, served us. Non-defining relative clause.
or
b) The waitress who´served us was very impolite and impatient.
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Re: relaive clauses

Unread postby ahmcost » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:04 pm

I think both are correct. Let's make a question for each one:
-Who served you last night?
Here the answer can be the first one which is" the waitress, who was very impolite and impatient, served us."
-Who was very impolite and impatient?
"the waitress who served us was very impolite and impatient."
Amn't I right?
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Re: relaive clauses

Unread postby harvest » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:12 am

well, to determine which one is correct or incorrrect or may be both of it are correct, lets see which sentence is the main clause.
we can also make a question, how is the waitress?
the stress is on the waitress so the main clause is the 1st sentence.
I think the suitable one is : the waitress who was very impolite and impatient served us

i hope this can help....

thanks
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