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Unformatted text preview: R ESTRICTIVE /N ONRESTRICTIVE ELEMENTS Restrictive elements limit the meaning of the noun they modify, changing the meaning of the subject. That and who/which can introduce restrictive clauses. Never set off restrictive elements with commas. The last paper that I thought was bad received an A. The cat whose name is Roly is playing; the cat whose name is Bobsy is sleeping. x The TV show, that Jacob watched, was violent. x An election, for president, was scheduled for November. x The buses, on North Campus, run every 15 minutes. Nonrestrictive elements don't alter the meaning of the subject. Always use commas with nonrestrictive elements (introduced by that or who / which ). The cat, whose name is Roly, is playing. The last paper, which I thought was bad, received an A....
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- Summer '09