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I met a boy. He works in a bank.

These two sentences can be joined by


means of a relative clause:
I met a boy who works in a bank.
A relative clause gives information
about somebody or something that is called the
antecedent. Relative clauses are introduced by
relative pronouns or relative adverbs (who, that.
which, whose, where, when, why)
is used for both people and things
to express possession:
I know a man whose dog is bigger
than him.
The restaurant whose
Chef is a friend of Pauls
is the best in town.
is used to refer to places.
The town where she was born is in
the North of Spain.
is used to refer to time.
Theyll never forget the day when
they got married.
is used after the reason:
Do you know the reason why she
left without saying goodbye?

is used for people, never for things.


It can also refer to animals that are
considered as pets:
The girl who is playing tennis is Peters
cousin.
When who functions as the subject of the
sentence it cant be omitted, but its often
omitted when its the object:
The girl you saw at the cinema is French.
can be used for people and things:
The man that is in the corner of the
room is my friend Dave.
is only used for things,
never for people.
The book which is on the table is
mine.
that relative pronouns cant be omitted
when they function as the subject of the sentence. When
they function as the object, they are usually omitted.
The girl (who/that) he loves is my boss.
Sometimes we have to use a preposition at the end. This
preposition refers to the relative pronoun:
Martas talking to a man.The man is an astronaut.
The man Marta is talking to is an astronaut.
Fill in the blanks with a relative pronoun or adverb. Put a hyphen
if it can be omitted. Match the sentences to the pictures.
1.- The man is riding a bike must be over 70.
2.- I love the orange T-shirt Bill is wearing today.
3.- The sandwich Tina is eating is enormous. She must be
really hungry.
4.- There is something smells bad in my lunch box.
5.- This is the office he has been working for over a year.
6.- The woman you are playing tennis with won a gold medal in
a championship when she was young.
7.- The book Tom is reading must be very interesting.
8.- Do you know the girl Alan is talking to?
9.- This is the bus stop Tom takes the bus to school every
day.
10.- I really hate people cant stop talking.
11.- Hell never forget the day he used a computer for the
first time.
12.- He didnt know the reason he didnt get the job.
13.- There is a boy in my class aim is to become a professional
basketball player.
14.- The present Jim is holding is for his mother.
15.- Can you tell me where you bought the hat you are wearing?
16.- The necklace Dave bought for his girlfriend was very
expensive.
17.- She hanged the picture she got at the auction in the
living room.
18.- I would like to know the reason they are crying.
19.- The beer the man is drinking is from Germany.
20.- The man is on the phone is my husbands brother.

I met a boy. He works in a bank.


These two sentences can be joined by
means of a relative clause:
I met a boy who works in a bank.
A relative clause gives information
about somebody or something that is called the
antecedent. Relative clauses are introduced by
relative pronouns or relative adverbs (who, that.
which, whose, where, when, why)
is used for both people and things
to express possession:
I know a man whose dog is bigger
than him.
The restaurant whose
Chef is a friend of Pauls
is the best in town.
is used to refer to places.
The town where she was born is in
the North of Spain.
is used to refer to time.
Theyll never forget the day when
they got married.
is used after the reason:
Do you know the reason why she
left without saying goodbye?

is used for people, never for things.


It can also refer to animals that are
considered as pets:
The girl who is playing tennis is Peters
cousin.
When who functions as the subject of the
sentence it cant be omitted, but its often
omitted when its the object:
The girl you saw at the cinema is French.
can be used for people and things:
The man that is in the corner of the
room is my friend Dave.
is only used for things,
never for people.
The book which is on the table is mine.
that relative pronouns cant be omitted
when they function as the subject of the sentence. When
they function as the object, they are usually omitted.
The girl (who/that) he loves is my boss.
Sometimes we have to use a preposition at the end. This
preposition refers to the relative pronoun:
Martas talking to a man.The man is an astronaut.
The man Marta is talking to is an astronaut.
Fill in the blanks with a relative pronoun or adverb. Put a hyphen
if it can be omitted. Match the sentences to the pictures.
1.- The man is riding a bike must be over 70.
2.- I love the orange T-shirt Bill is wearing today.
3.- The sandwich Tina is eating is enormous. She must be
really hungry.
4.- There is something smells bad in my lunch box.
5.- This is the office he has been working for over a year.
6.- The woman you are playing tennis with won a gold medal in
a championship when she was young.
7.- The book Tom is reading must be very interesting.
8.- Do you know the girl Alan is talking to?
9.- This is the bus stop Tom takes the bus to school every
day.
10.- I really hate people cant stop talking.
11.- Hell never forget the day he used a computer for the
first time.
12.- He didnt know the reason he didnt get the job.
13.- There is a boy in my class aim is to become a professional
basketball player.
14.- The present Jim is holding is for his mother.
15.- Can you tell me where you bought the hat you are wearing?
16.- The necklace Dave bought for his girlfriend was very
expensive.
17.- She hanged the picture she got at the auction in the
living room.
18.- I would like to know the reason they are crying.
19.- The beer the man is drinking is from Germany.
20.- The man is on the phone is my husbands brother.

I met a boy. He works in a bank.


These two sentences can be joined by
means of a relative clause:
I met a boy who works in a bank.
A relative clause gives information
about somebody or something that is called the
antecedent. Relative clauses are introduced by
relative pronouns or relative adverbs (who, that.
which, whose, where, when, why)
is used for both people and things
to express possession:
I know a man whose dog is bigger
than him.
The restaurant whose
Chef is a friend of Pauls
is the best in town.
is used to refer to places.
The town where she was born is in
the North of Spain.
is used to refer to time.
Theyll never forget the day when
they got married.
is used after the reason:
Do you know the reason why she
left without saying goodbye?

is used for people, never for things.


It can also refer to animals that are
considered as pets:
The girl who is playing tennis is Peters
cousin.
When who functions as the subject of the
sentence it cant be omitted, but its often
omitted when its the object:
The girl you saw at the cinema is French.
can be used for people and things:
The man that is in the corner of the
room is my friend Dave.
is only used for things,
never for people.
The book which is on the table is
mine.
that relative pronouns cant be omitted
when they function as the subject of the sentence. When
they function as the object, they are usually omitted.
The girl (who/that) he loves is my boss.
Sometimes we have to use a preposition at the end. This
preposition refers to the relative pronoun:
Martas talking to a man.The man is an astronaut.
The man Marta is talking to is an astronaut.
Fill in the blanks with a relative pronoun or adverb. Put brackets
if it can be omitted. Match the sentences to the pictures.
1.- The man who is riding a bike must be over 70.
2.- I love the orange T-shirt (which) Bill is wearing today.
3.- The sandwich (which) Tina is eating is enormous. She must be
really hungry.
4.- There is something which smells bad in my lunch box.
5.- This is the office where he has been working for over a year.
6.- The woman (who) you are playing tennis with won a gold medal in a
championship when she was young.
7.- The book (which) Tom is reading must be very interesting.
8.- Do you know the girl (who) Alan is talking to?
9.-This is the bus stop where Tom takes the bus to school every day.
10.- I really hate people who cant stop talking.
11.- Hell never forget the day (when-that) he used a computer for
the first time.
12.- He didnt know the reason (why) he didnt get the job.
13.- There is a boy in my class whose aim is to become a professional
basketball player.
14.- The present (which) Jim is holding is for his mother.
15.- Can you tell me where you bought the hat (which) youre wearing?
16.- The necklace(which) Dave bought for his girlfriend was very
expensive.
17.- She hanged the picture (which) she got at the auction in the
living room.
18.- I would like to know the reason (why) they are crying.
19.- The beer (which) the man is drinking is from Germany.
20.- The man who is on the phone is my husbands brother.