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noun [countable] linguistics     restrictive relative clause pronunciation in British English
/rɪˌstrɪktɪv relətɪv ˈklɔːz/
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singularrestrictive relative clause
pluralrestrictive relative clauses
  1. a relative clause that makes clear which particular person or thing you are referring to. For example, in the sentence ‘We need to maximize the amount of waste that is recycled’, ‘that is recycled’ is a restrictive relative clause. When the relative pronoun would be the object or complement of the relative clause, it is often omitted, for example in the sentenceHis first movie contains some of the best acting I’ve ever seen’.


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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