Definition of Restrictive clause
1. Noun. A subordinate clause that limits or restricts the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies.
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Literary usage of Restrictive clause
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1. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1918)
"(A restrictive clause is one inseparably connected with the noun or pronoun it modifies; to omit it would change the thought of the main clause. ..."
2. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"restrictive clauses should not be set off by commas; non-restrictive clauses should be set off by commas (A restrictive clause is one inseparably connected ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"The plaintiffs claim that said restrictive clause is void, and this suit Is brought to have said restrictive clause declared void and to require said ..."
4. Composition for College Students by Joseph Morris Thomas, Frederick Alexander Manchester, Frank William Scott (1922)
"A restrictive clause or phrase is one which expresses something essential to ... A non-restrictive clause or phrase simply adds, parenthetically as it were, ..."
5. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1829)
"... annuity deed contained this restrictive clause, that if the grantee should sum's'ho'uld ^° an-v act 1'1а' wou'd occasion the grantee any extra expense ..."
6. A Manual of the Mechanics of Writing by Raymond Woodbury Pence (1921)
"A restrictive clause is one that limits or restricts in some vital way the element it modifies. It is an essential part of the sentence and can never be ..."
7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"It Is said that the restrictive clause "applies ... Indeed, we may repeat, Of what avail was the restrictive clause to the government under the contentions ..."