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Reply to "Which modifying a clause"

"For" is fine if we understand the "which"-clause to be modifying the noun phrase headed by "altercation." And that is how I understand Jacob's relative clause—not as a sentential relative clause, but as a normal nonrestrictive relative clause.

  • The father got into a physical altercation with the mother.
  • The child was present for it.
  • The father got into a physical altercation with the mother, which the child was present for.

Am I right in thinking that the comma before "which" would be optional?

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