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In a message dated 11/1/2003 6:07:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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>The subjunctive is introducing a relative clause in your sentence:
>
>        I wish
 >           (that) he would stop talking.


Although that's plainly some kind of subordinate clause, I don't think it's
strictly speaking a relative clause.

"That" here is usually considered a subordinating conjunction, unlike in "I
need a sweater that will keep me warm," where "that" is a relative pronoun.

Doug