Daily Grammar

Lesson 257

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 verbal phrasesA verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. A verbal phrase is a verbal with a direct object, predicate nominative, predicate adjective, or other modifiers.  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. They followed the strange man. He had just come from the dark alley.

They followed the strange man who had just come from the dark alley.

2. The lot is covered with salt grass. We play baseball there.

The lot where we play baseball is covered with salt grass.

3. A minute passed in complete silence. Terri announced her wedding plans then.

A minute when Terri announced her wedding plans passed in complete silence.

4. The newspaper had been delivered late. It is the one I receive.

The newspaper that I received had been delivered late.

5. I bought Jim a book. The book is about magic.

I bought Jim a book, which is about magic.

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