Defining vs Non-defining Relative Clauses

Here's a grammar guide to help you sum up the differences between defining (restrictive) and non-defining (non-restrictive) relative clauses. The two different types of relative clauses are exemplified with example sentences. You can start from the these sentences and then elicit or teach the differences between the two clauses.


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