Lf relative pronouns


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Lf relative pronouns

  1. 1. Language focus Relative pronouns
  2. 2. who <ul><li>John, who is my brother, is 42 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>who  persons </li></ul>
  3. 3. which <ul><li>The company ZITEC, which was founded in 1978, went bankrupt in 1984. </li></ul><ul><li>which  things, concepts, animals </li></ul>
  4. 4. whose <ul><li>John, whose wife works in Brussels, is 42 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>ZITEC, whose headquarters were in Brussels, moved to Ghent in 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>whose  possession </li></ul>
  5. 5. where <ul><li>Brussels, where the EU has its seat, is the capital of Belgium. </li></ul><ul><li>where  place </li></ul>
  6. 6. when <ul><li>In 1986, when Argentina won the World Cup, the space shuttle exploded. </li></ul><ul><li>when  time, context </li></ul>
  7. 7. That: limits scope Cars The car that is parked outside is mine.
  8. 8. that <ul><li>The man that is standing over there is my uncle. </li></ul><ul><li>The car that is parked outside is mine. </li></ul><ul><li>that  limits scope: it adds crucial information </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary Possession of things and persons Whose Things and persons: limits scope That Things Which Persons Who