Definition of Nonrestrictive

1. Adjective. Not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase. "The nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them"

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Definition of Nonrestrictive

1. Adjective. not restrictive; not imposing restrictions ¹

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Definition of Nonrestrictive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonrestrictive

nonresponder
nonresponder tolerance
nonresponders
nonresponse
nonresponses
nonresponsibility
nonresponsible
nonresponsive
nonresponsiveness
nonrestaurant
nonresting
nonrestorable
nonrestrained
nonrestraining
nonrestricted
nonrestrictive (current term)
nonrestrictive clause
nonrestrictiveness
nonresumptive
nonresurgent
nonretail
nonretailer
nonretailers
nonretailing
nonretaliatory
nonretarded
nonretentive
nonreticulate
nonretinal
nonretired

Literary usage of Nonrestrictive

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1. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"nonrestrictive elements may also be known as appositives, asides, parentheticals, or adjectives out of order (Noden 1999). Student Error Behind the Error ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1986) (along with many handbooks) are at some pains to distinguish restrictive and nonrestrictive appositives for purposes of punctuation and they connect ..."

3. The Study and Practice of Writing English by Gerhard Richard Lomer (1914)
"The use of the comma with nonrestrictive phrases and clauses A ... Since it is merely parenthetic in character, a nonrestrictive phrase or clause can be ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"A nonrestrictive relative clause is one without which the principal clause would have the same meaning.1' (I have quoted Edwin C. Woolery, "The Mechanics of ..."

5. Composition and Rhetoric by William M. Tanner (1922)
"Such a parenthetical clause is called nonrestrictive or unrestrictive. Observe that a restrictive clause requires no punctuation, whereas a nonrestrictive ..."

6. A Second Book of Composition for High Schools by Thomas Henry Briggs, Isabel McKinney (1919)
"Can you express any of the clauses by restrictive or nonrestrictive phrases ? ... Write these sentences to make the clauses nonrestrictive. 1. ..."

7. ...English Composition; a Manual for Use in Philippine Public Schools by Philippines Bureau of Education (1916)
"(nonrestrictive.) Do you know the boy sitting nearest the window? ... (nonrestrictive.) The boy that stole the loaf tried to conceal it in his desk. ..."

8. Natural Method in English: A Complete Grammar by Goodloe Harper Bell, Warren Eugene Howell (1915)
"Such a phrase is called nonrestrictive. 80. When a participial phrase is nonrestrictive, it should be set off by the comma. When a participial phrase is ..."

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