Daily Grammar

Lesson 256

Parts of the Sentence - Adjective Clauses

Adjective clausesThe adjective clause is a dependent clause that is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause.
Source: Lesson 251
can be used in various ways (as with verbalsA verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech.  Source: Lesson 236). Because of this, they can give variety to your sentences.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using an adjective clause using the introductory words who, whose, whom, which, that, when, and where.

1. The doctor examined the patient. The patient had fallen from a cliff.

The doctor examined the patient who had fallen from a cliff.

2. The mechanic repaired my sister's car. The car had a warped block.

The mechanic repaired my sister's car that had a warped block.

3. The restaurant had closed permanently. The customers were shot there.

The restaurant where the customers were shot had closed permanently.

4. The day was a wonderful day. Terri was married on that day.

The day was a wonderful day when Terri was married.

5. The parents had great respect for the teacher. The teacher had taught their children.

The parents had great respect for the teacher who had taught their children.

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