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Re: jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'

MorphemeAddict ( [KLI Member] [Hol taghwI']

In a message dated 12/18/2007 8:04:18 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

> Obviously,  
> in "The restaurant where I ate" the restaurant is part of the relative  
> clause and the main clause. "Where I ate" makes no sense without  
> "restaurant". 

I disagree.  "The restaurant" is not part of the relative clause.  The 
relative clause is "where I ate".  It is linked to "the restaurant" by "where", but 
that's all.  Relative clauses are not complete sentences, by definition.  
Remove the relative pronoun (or its equivalent) from the relative clause, and you 
should have a complete meaningful sentence.  The relative pronoun links this 
complete sentence to a noun (or noun phrase) and modifies that noun.

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