Practice with adjective clausesPresentation Transcript
Practice with Adjective Clauses
What is an adjective clause?
an adjective clause is… …a subordinate clause (containing both a subjectand a verb– but is not a complete thought) that modifies a nounor pronoun.
What is a relative pronoun? Name them…
a relative pronoun is… …a pronounthat introduces an adjective clause. They are: who whom whose that which
Does a relative pronoun have a grammatical use within the adjective clause?
YES! It can be the subjectof the clause. -or - It can be the OP (object of the preposition-within the clause) He is a boy who studies. (subject of the DC) This is a window from which we can view the sea. (OP of the prep. from)
Can the relative pronoun ever be omitted?
YES! The relative pronoun thatis often omitted. She is a girl I know. She is a girl [that] I know.
What is a relative adverb? Name them…
a relative adverb is… …an adverbthat introduces an adjectiveclause. They are: where & when
Try these… She is a girl that draws beautifully. He is a boy who writes imaginatively. This is the river where we caught ten salmon. This is a movie which I dislike. They are the students whom you met last week. Mr. Bonderchuck is the man whose house adjoins ours.
Try these… A student I know won a new car. The person with whom you are speaking is a famous soccer player. The dinner I like best is noodle soup with tofu and seaweed. Pirates’ Alley is an attraction that we visited in New Orleans. The place where he performed the poetry reading burned down.