• tips 11.04.2011 2 Comments

    A relative clause, also called adjective clause, is a dependent clause that modifies a noun. It describes, identifies, or gives further information about a noun. If you combine sentences with a relative clause, your writing becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words.

    Relative clause uses relative pronouns, such as:

    relative pronoun




    subject or object pronoun for people

    I told you about the woman who lives next door.


    subject or object pronoun for animals and things

    Do you see the cat which is lying on the roof?


    referring to a whole sentence

    He couldn’t read which surprised me.


    possession for people animals and things

    Do you know the boy whose mother is a nurse?


    object pronoun for people, especially in non-defining relative clauses (in defining relative clauses we colloquially prefer who)

    I was invited by the professor whom I met at the conference.


    subject or object pronoun for people, animals and things in defining relative clauses (who or which are also possible)

    I don’t like the table that stands in the kitchen.

    You can form a sentence containing relative clause by combining two sentences. See the examples below:

    This is short i know, hope it helps anyways :D.

    Source: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/relative-clauses