Definition of Nonrestrictive clause
1. Noun. A subordinate clause that does not limit or restrict the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies.
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Literary usage of Nonrestrictive clause
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Second Book of Composition for High Schools by Thomas Henry Briggs, Isabel McKinney (1919)
"Remember that a nonrestrictive clause expresses an idea more emphatically ... A nonrestrictive clause should seldom be introduced by that; which and who are ..."
2. The Study and Practice of Writing English by Gerhard Richard Lomer (1914)
"nonrestrictive clause: Arthur Doulton, who had ignored all the regulations, was forbidden to take part in the play. ..."
3. Composition and Rhetoric by William M. Tanner (1922)
"Observe that a restrictive clause requires no punctuation, whereas a nonrestrictive clause is separated by a comma or commas from the rest of the sentence ..."
4. English Composition in Theory and Practice by Henry Seidel Canby, Frederick Erastus Pierce, Henry Noble MacCracken, Alfred Arundel May, Thomas Goddard Wright (1912)
"Such a clause is called a nonrestrictive clause, and must always be set off by a comma. The relative clause in the second more closely modifies or restricts ..."
5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"That had returned, and although it could still be used to introduce a nonrestrictive clause, Age, that lessens the enjoyment of life, increases our desire ..."
6. English Composition by Stratton Duluth Brooks (1912)
"A relative clause that furnishes an additional thought (the nonrestrictive clause) is separated by a comma from the rest of the sentence. ..."