A restrictive clause restricts or defines the meaning of a noun or noun phrase and provides necessary information about the noun in the sentence it is not separated from the rest of the sentence by commas. A nonrestrictive relative clause is a relative clause (also called an adjective clause) that provides added (though not essential) information to a sentenceput another way, a nonrestrictive relative clause doesn't limit or restrict the noun or noun phrase it modifies also known as a non-defining relative clause in contrast to restrictive relative clauses, nonrestrictive relative clauses. Restrictive clauses limit the possible meaning of a preceding subject nonrestrictive clauses tell you something about a preceding subject, but they do not limit, or restrict, the meaning of that subject.
In this exercise, you'll learn how to distinguish between the two main types of dependent adjective clauses: restrictive and nonrestrictive. A restrictive clause modifies the noun that precedes it in an essential way restrictive clauses limit or identify such nouns and cannot be removed from a sentence without changing the sentence’s meaning a nonrestrictive clause, on the other hand, describes a noun in a nonessential way as if. A non-restrictive clause is a clause which is not needed to identify the word it modifies, ie, it is just additional information as a non-restrictive clause is not essential to the meaning of a sentence, it is offset with commas.
A modifying clause can be either restrictive or nonrestrictive restrictive clause a restrictive modifying clause (or essential clause) is an adjective clause that is essential to the meaning of a sentence because it limits the thing it refers to. There are two basic types of subordinate (dependent) clauses in english a clause is called non-restrictive if it adds only parenthetical (that is, additional, non-essential) information to the. A restrictive clause modifies the noun that precedes it in an essential way restrictive clauses limit or identify such nouns and cannot be removed from.