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Default Re: noun clauses vs. relative clauses

Patrick - Like you, I often find teaching relative phrases and clauses (also called restrictive phrases and clauses) a bit tricky.

Does anybody know a solid primer on relative clauses and phrases? I'm looking for a solid 2-4 page section that I can use with intermediate/advanced ESL students in graduate school. The vocabulary needs to be fairly sophisticated. Our textbook, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (Swales & Feak, 2004) seems to confuse more than illuminate.

Ideas?
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