An omission of 'that is'

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Hello, experts. I have a question about an omission of 'that is' and I would like to hear your thoughts.

 

I have some money (that is) saved.

 

I have some money (that is) left.

 

 

Do you agree that 'that is' is omitted?

 

Thank you for your help and time as usual.

asked Sep 28 '12 at 11:33 Hans Contributor

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Nothing has been omitted.

 

These are merely sentences that use different structures to reach the same goal.  Think of it this way. I am traveling from City A to City B. There are several different highways between the cities. Each highway is different, but each reaches the same destination. Highway #1 does not leave out sights you would see on highway #2. Those sights just are not there -- and they never have been.

 

I have some money saved. -- highway #1 uses an object complement to modify "money"

I have some money that is saved. -- highway #2 uses a relative pronoun clause to modify "money"

 

Just different grammatical structures. Same result. Same meaning.

 

I hope this helps.

link answered Sep 28 '12 at 13:48 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Thank you so much. Now I know it well. Great!!

HansSep 28 '12 at 13:51

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I have some money that is saved for my wedding. I have some money that is left to have dinner with you.

link comment answered Sep 28 '12 at 12:57 sanjay Expert
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I have some money that is saved.  The underlined is an adjective clause because it describes a noun.

I have some money saved.  The underlined is an adjective phrase beginning with past participle.  Structure is different but they have same meaning.

link comment answered Sep 29 '12 at 15:44 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

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