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Relative Pronouns


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Relative Pronouns

  2. 2. <ul><li>The man plays drums. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s the man who / that plays drums. </li></ul><ul><li>The man wrote that song. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s the man who/ that wrote that song. </li></ul><ul><li>I asked the man . </li></ul><ul><li>Direct object </li></ul><ul><li>That’s the man whom/ who/ that I asked </li></ul>That’s the man
  3. 3. <ul><li>I bought a CD. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the CD ( which/that ) they bought </li></ul><ul><li>(subject) </li></ul><ul><li>I like the most CD. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the CD ( which/that ) I like the most. </li></ul><ul><li>They gave me the CD </li></ul><ul><li>This is the CD ( which/that ) they gave to me </li></ul>This is the CD
  4. 4. <ul><li>It was late when they finished recording. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the house where he was born. </li></ul><ul><li>The area where the band grew up is quite poor. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s the band whose lead singer was arrested. </li></ul>When, where, whose
  5. 5. <ul><li>They are the children _____mother is a famous singer. </li></ul><ul><li>The person ____ is staying next door plays loud music in the mornings. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s the girl ______has just got a recording contract. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the song _______I sang at the karaokee tonight. </li></ul>CHOOSE THE CORRECT RELATIVE PRONOUN:
  6. 6. <ul><li>She’s the singer </li></ul><ul><li>She’s the singer who visited my school. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a song </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a song that means a lot to me. </li></ul>DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES
  7. 7. <ul><li>The band have just released their third album. </li></ul><ul><li>The band are starting a tour next week. </li></ul><ul><li>The band , who are starting a tour next week , have just released their third album. </li></ul>NON-DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES
  8. 8. <ul><li>The lead singer lives with his parents. </li></ul><ul><li>The lead singer is only eighteen. </li></ul><ul><li>The lead singer, who is only eighteen, lives with his parents </li></ul>
  9. 9. What type of relative clause do the rules refer to? <ul><li>They give essential information </li></ul><ul><li>They give extra information. </li></ul><ul><li>We can omit which , who or that if it is not the subject of the clause. </li></ul><ul><li>We can use that instead of which or who . </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>We cannot omit whose . </li></ul><ul><li>We use commas to separate them from the rest of the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>We never omit the relative pronoun. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Combine the sentences with a relative pronoun <ul><li>Live Earth was the largest global concert in history. </li></ul><ul><li>It took place in July 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>The organizers were inspired by the Live 8 concert in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Their aim was to start a campaign against climate change. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Al Gore was one of the organizers of the concert. </li></ul><ul><li>He used to be the Vice President of the USA </li></ul><ul><li>In Wembley Arena the final performer was Madonna. </li></ul><ul><li>The London concert took place in Wembley Arena. </li></ul>