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All hibernators periodically rouse themselves for hours to days, a behavior which is not understood since it uses up precious energy stores.


How can "a behavior" be written without conjunction?? Thank you so much!

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    This is not simple to answer, but it is because the sentence uses "a behavior" instead of "this behavior". Because "behavior" is followed by "which", it makes it clear that "a behavior" refers to the first clause of the sentence. If you were to write this differently, you'd end up with "All hibernators periodically rouse themselves for hours to days. This behavior is not understood," etc.

    The same structure can be used for something like "I just read Harry Potter, a book which I didn't find very interesting."

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