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sejpdw



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: relatvie pronoun Reply with quote

1. You gave me the pen.
2. I wanted to use the pen.
3. You gave me the pen I wanted to use.

I was wondering if No3 is a grammartically right sentence.
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is.
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acadman



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is correct. However, i noticed that your heading for this post says "relative pronoun". The sentence (3) is a reduced relative clause. What is really being written is "He gave me the pen (that) I wanted to use." So "that" is the relative pronoun, removed to form a reduced relative clause. Either way is correct, although "He gave me the pen that I wanted to use" is more formal.
I hope this helps.
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