Thursday, December 24, 2015

Relative clause of the week

Because we have so many other largest bridges by surface area, most of them barely rating a mention on the pothole notoriety chart!

Restrictive "which" tends to take up a lot of the air in the room when relative clauses are discussed.* That may be because it's easier to yell about pronouns than to figure out what a clause is actually trying to do. If editors spend more time pondering and less time ticking the pronoun box, the world would be a happier place this Christmas.

* Restrictive Which would also make a great band name, you have to admit. 




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