How to reduce Adjective Clause?
- Dr. Stanton,
who is the president of the university, will give a speech at the ceremonies.
(sub-conjunction and to be, omit them all)
- The rules
that allow allowing public access to wilderness areas need to be reconsidered.
(sub-conjunction and verb, eliminate the conjunction and make the verb -ing)
- We have to be sure to follow the instructions
that are given at the top of the page.
(if it is a passive voice, eliminate the conjunction and the to
be, and use the verb3 only)
You can place those participial (modifying) phares in the beginning of the
sentence as well.
An adjective clause can be reduced to be:
- b) an infinitive (phrase)
Check examples below:
- Adj. Clause: The man who stands there is our dean.
- Reduced: The man standing there is our dean. (present participial phrase)
- Adj. Clause : The car which is loaded with furniture is mine.
- Reduced: The car loaded with furniture is mine. (past participial phrase)
- Adj. Clause : I have an essay that I must write.
- Reduced: I have an essay to write. (an infinitive)
- Adj. Clause : We hate the rule, which is the source of all our troubles.
- Reduced: We hate the rule, the source of all our troubles. (a noun phrase)
- Adj. Clause : The young girl, whose eyes flashed with mischief, ran onto the stage.
- Reduced: Her eyes flashing with mischief, the young girl ran onto the stage. (an absolute phrase)