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D00M
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:21:46 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Plot is the sequence of incidents or events of which a story is composed. When recounted by itself, it bears about the same relationship to a story that a map does to a journey.

What type of clause is the underlined, please?

What grammatical function does it serve?

I am looking forward to your answers.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:53:50 PM

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I don't know.

It's a clause.

The two clauses here are dependent on each other.

"It bears about the same relationship to a story" is not independent - and neither is "that a map bears to a journey".

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:58:39 PM
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D00M wrote:

it bears about the same relationship to a story that a map does to a journey.




NOT A TEACHER


I have found some information that may interest anyone who is interested in this topic.

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A scholar whose book is read by teachers and students throughout the world gives this sentence:

1. "He was wearing the same shirt that/as he'd had on the day before."

a. All books seem to agree that the words "that" and "as" in that kind of sentence is a relative pronoun. (That scholar does not label its part of speech. His book is mostly interested in how words are used.)
b. Thus, most books would say "that/as he'd had on the day before" is an adjective/relative clause modifying the noun "shirt." (Again, he does not label what kind of clause it is.)
c. The scholar says that since "that/as" in that sentence is the OBJECT of the verb, it can be deleted:

i. "He was wearing the same shirt he'd had on the day before."


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2. If you buy that analysis, then maybe:

a. "that a map does [ = bears] to a journey" is an adjective/relative clause that modifies the word "relationship."
b. Since "that" is the object of the verb (I feel), then presumably in informal English, we could just say/write: "It bears about the same relationship to a story a map does ( = bears) to a journey."



Source: Michael Swan, Practical English Usage (1995 edition), entry #486 on page 509.

D00M
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 3:34:00 AM

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The most reasonable explanation, TP.

Thank you.

I am looking forward to your answers.
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