English as a Second Language/Question about Structure of sentece
Mr. Baker. Thank you for your help with my study.
Below is a quotation from CNN student NEWS.
We`re starting in East Asia today with the tale of two Koreas.
First, the North, a secretive communist dictatorship that claims it recently tested out a hydrogen bomb.”
I try to understand structure of this sentence . but I can not understand role of the word “that”. I think the subject word of this sentence is “North” and “a secretive communist dictatorship “ is additional explanation to North . If “that” is a relative pronoun, it seems this sentence does not have verb. Could you explain why this “that “ exists. And could you let me know what kind of a part of speech “that” is .And I would like you to give me similar example sentence which uses “that” .
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Now to your sentence dilemma.
First, the North, a secretive communist dictatorship that claims it recently tested out a hydrogen bomb.
Maybe it would help if I'd rephrase the sentence above like this:
"First, there is the North, which is a secretive communist dictatorship that claims it recently tested out a hydrogen bomb."
Regardless, the verb in this sentence is "claims", and "that" is a demonstrative pronoun.
There is this girl I met yesterday that looks like my best friend's daughter.
You will not find a dress that looks as good as the one you wore last weekend in this store.
I hope this helps, but please let me know if you need any more help with this or if you have any other questions.