An omission of 'that is'
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.
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|
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 Expert|
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