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Help me which clauses are there in the following sentences

1.Michael was a man who was wise.

2.This is the cow that kicked me this morning .

edited Oct 16 '11 at 02:47 rashid jamal New member

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These are Relative clauses.In your sentences' who' and 'that' are the subjects of the relative clause.

link comment answered Oct 15 '11 at 17:22 susanna New member

1.Michael was a man (main clause) who was wise (non-defining relative clause). 2.This is the cow (main clause) that kicked me this morning (defining relative clause) .

link comment answered Oct 17 '11 at 15:35 Kimberly Expert

1.  The clause "who was wise" describes the word "man", which is a noun.  When a noun is described by a clause, it is called adjective clause.

2.  The clause "that kicked me this morning" describes the word "cow", which is a noun.  Therefore,    it is an adjective clause.

link comment answered Oct 18 '11 at 12:06 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

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