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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:35:53 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Is the relative clause in this sentence restrictive or non restrictive? I'm not sure if I should separate it with a comma or not.

The share of food in world spending is 24% which is twice as that of housing.

I am looking forward to your answers.
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:10:56 AM
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It is non-restrictive, so it should be separated with a comma. In speech, there would be a slight pause, or lowering of voice pitch, after "24%".
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