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									                  Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses and Phrases

One sentence of each pair needs commas.

1. adjective clauses
   Macbeth which has a really great plot is my favorite play.
   It is a play that has a really great plot.

2. participial phrases
   The quarterback throwing the most touchdown passes this season plays for
   Florida.
   The quarterback wearing number 15 on his jersey threw for a touchdown.

3. appositives
   My favorite TV show House is getting an Emmy.
   The TV show House is getting an Emmy.

4. appositives
   Though she is the only pet I have, my cat Betty is really a character.
   Of all of my family’s dogs, our dog Sparky is my favorite.

5. participial phrases
  The room providing the best atmosphere for the party is the game room.
  The living room recently remodeled looked great.

6. participial phrases
   Hamilton earning the highest score received an award.
   The student earning the highest score received an award.

7. adjective clauses
   Jiana who earned the highest score received an award.
   The student who earned the highest score received an award.

8. adjective clauses
   I brought the textbook that I need for this class.
   The textbook which was very well written is easy to understand.

Answers are on the next page.
                  Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses and Phrases

1. adjective clauses
   nonrestrictive – Macbeth, which has a really great plot, is my favorite play.
   restrictive – It is a play that has a really great plot.

2. participial phrases
   restrictive – The quarterback throwing the most touchdown passes this season
                 plays for Florida.
   Nonrestrictive – The quarterback, wearing number 15 on his jersey, threw for a
                     touchdown.

3. appositives
   nonrestrictive – My favorite TV show, House, is getting an Emmy.
   restrictive – The TV show House is getting an Emmy.

4. appositives
   nonrestrictive – Though she is the only pet I have, my cat, Betty, is really a
                    character.
   restrictive – Of all of my family’s dogs, our dog Sparky is my favorite.

5. participial phrases
   restrictive – The room providing the best atmosphere for the party is the game
                 room.
   nonrestrictive –The living room, recently remodeled, looked great.

6. participial phrases
   nonrestrictive – Hamilton, earning the highest score, received an award.
   restrictive – The student earning the highest score received an award.

7. adjective clauses
   nonrestrictive – Jiana, who earned the highest score, received an award.
   restrictive – The student who earned the highest score received an award.

8. adjective clauses
   restrictive – I brought the textbook that I need for this class.
   nonrestrictive –The textbook, which was very well written, is easy to understand.

								
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