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A relative clause appended without a relative pronoun to the noun phrase that governs it, as in the man I saw yesterday.
- ‘The relative pronouns can be organized in a similar table to the one above, but no omission or contact clauses can be found here.’
- ‘Join each pair of sentences, making the subordinate clause a contact clause; i.e. with the omission of the relative pronoun.’
- ‘When the relative pronouns ‘who ", ‘which’ or ‘that’ (in object case) are omitted the relative clause becomes a contact clause.’
- ‘Contact clauses are common in spoken English.’
- ‘What makes one a comma splice and the other a contact clause is a function of what the writer knows.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.