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Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses

A relative pronoun is a type of pronoun used to connect a relative clause to the main clause in a sentence. What two purposes do relative clauses serve in a sentence? More...
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Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses
A relative pronoun is a type of pronoun used to connect a relative clause to the main clause in a sentence.
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Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns

Relative Pronouns are used to introduce Relative Clauses. Relative clauses are used to say which person or thing we are talking about or give extra information

Defining relative clauses
Non-defining relative clauses
Subject Relative Pronouns
Object Relative Pronouns
Whose
Relative Pronouns (who, which, that, where, whom, whose, why, what, when) are used to introduce Relative Clauses. Relative clauses are used to say which person or thing we are talking about, or give extra information. Relative Clauses can be defining or non-defining.


Defining Relative Clauses
A defining relative clause identifies the noun to which the relative pronoun refers. It explains 'which person..?' or 'which thing?' Defining clauses are not separated from the rest of of the sentence by commas.
Examples:

The woman who won the lottery this week lives in Milano.
The computer that I used to write this is six years old.
Non-Defining Relative Clauses
A non-defining relative clause gives extra information about a noun that has already been identified. A non-defining clause is separated from the rest of the sentence with commas.
Examples:

My mother, who lives in France, is coming to visit me next week.
My computer, which was originally bought to do graphics work, is very fast.
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