By Sidney Greenbaum, Gerald Nelson

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The appositive clause can be a sentence without that: [1] [1a] You must have heard the news that agreement has been reached. Agreement has been reached. In contrast, the relative clause cannot be a sentence without the relative that: [2] [2a] He had a nasty gash that needed medical attention. *Needed medical attention. We can convert the noun phrase containing the appositive clause into a sentence by inserting a form of the verb be before the clause: [3] [3a] the assumption that people act out of self-interest.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. How should I know? How much does all this matter? How we long to be home again! Have you found any advantages in the present arrangements? Can the roots of the decline in the standard of English cricket be traced back a long way? What a fuss they made! Did Britain recognize the Argentine at that time? When is St Valentine’s Day? Is the economic strength of Germany symbolized by its huge trade surpluses? What has brought about the Government’s change of heart? Who can tell the difference?

Agreement has been reached. In contrast, the relative clause cannot be a sentence without the relative that: [2] [2a] He had a nasty gash that needed medical attention. *Needed medical attention. We can convert the noun phrase containing the appositive clause into a sentence by inserting a form of the verb be before the clause: [3] [3a] the assumption that people act out of self-interest. The assumption is that people act out of self-interest. 7 Apposition Apposition is a relationship between two noun phrases which have identical reference: Bono, the lead singer with U2, also took part.

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