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For each pair of sentences below, think about ways of combining the two sentences into one new sentence containing a “restrictive relative clause.” Recall that a restrictive relative clause, which is not surrounded by commas, restricts or limits the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies.

In combining the two sentences, incorporate the second sentence into the first sentence. You may want to write down your new sentence on a piece of paper. Then click on “ANSWER” to see the correct combination(s).

Notice that the two sentences have one noun phrase in common (for example, a photographer in #1). The position of the repeated noun phrase in the second sentence will become the “relativized position” within the relative clause in your new sentence.

1. A photographer will have greater job flexibility.
    A photographer knows both conventional and digital photography. ANSWER

POSSIBLE ANSWERS:
A photographer who knows both conventional and digital photography will have greater job flexibility.
-OR-
A photographer that knows both conventional and digital photography will have greater job flexibility.


2. Digital cameras often don’t look any different from traditional cameras.
    Traditional cameras use conventional film. ANSWER

POSSIBLE ANSWERS:
Digital cameras often do not look different from traditional cameras that use conventional film.
-OR-
Digital cameras often do not look different from traditional cameras which use conventional film.


3. My instructor bought a lightweight digital camera.
    She will take outdoor photos with the lightweight digital camera. ANSWER

POSSIBLE ANSWERS:
My instructor bought a lightweight digital camera which she will take outdoor photos with.
-OR-
My instructor bought a lightweight digital camera that she will take outdoor photos with.


4. This is the photographer.
    Our classmates told us to view the photographer's thumbnails on the web. ANSWER

POSSIBLE ANSWER:
This is the photographer whose thumbnails our classmates told us to view on the web.


5. A student asked me for help with an image.
    He wants to improve the image using photo-editing software. ANSWER

POSSIBLE ANSWERS:
A student asked me for help with an image that he wants to improve using photo-editing software.
-OR-
A student asked me for help with an image which he wants to improve using photo-editing software.