Examples of restrictive in a Sentence
In the sentence “The book that you ordered is out of print,” “that you ordered” is a restrictive clause.
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Most Popular The frustration over access is similar in other states that have also passed restrictive medical marijuana laws.
At least five other Myanmar journalists have been detained and threatened with charges under the Telecommunications Act, a highly restrictive media law, the Unlawful Associations Act, and the News Media Law, according to HRW.
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons is on a mission to reclaim religion from political conservatives who so often use it as a cover for their restrictive laws.
The frustration over access is similar in other states that have also passed restrictive medical marijuana laws.
Jones’s narrow victory, in spite of Alabama’s onerous voter ID laws, could result in a surge of calls for even more restrictive voter ID laws designed to curb minority turnout.
After a restrictive citizenship law was introduced in 1982, most Rohingya became stateless.
Forced to act, Mr. Rajoy requested €41 billion in bailout funds to rescue the country’s banks, pushed through a reform of Spain’s restrictive labor laws and whittled down the deficit.
Critics argue more restrictive voter access laws reduce turnout.
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Restrictive covenants (that is, agreements) in real-estate deeds were once used to forbid the buyer from ever selling the property to anyone of another race. These are now illegal, though other kinds of restrictive covenants are very common; in some neighborhoods, they may even tell you what colors you can't paint your house. In grammar, a restrictive clause is one that limits the meaning of something that comes before it. In the sentence "That's the professor who I'm trying to avoid", "who I'm trying to avoid" is a restrictive clause, since it's what identifies the professor. But in the sentence "That's my History professor, who I'm trying to avoid", the same clause is nonrestrictive, since the professor has already been identified as "my History professor". There should always be a comma before a nonrestrictive clause, but not before a restrictive clause.
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