Daily Grammar

Lesson 26

Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Relative pronouns join dependent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. A dependent clause is always used as some part of speech. It can be an adjective, adverb, or noun. It cannot stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246
to independent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. A independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246
. They are who, whose, whom, which, and that. Clauses will be taught in detail later.

Example:
He found his money that he had lost.
(That joins the two clauses together into one sentence.)

Instructions: Find the relative pronouns in the sentences, and see how many other pronouns you can find as a bonus.

1. I want the house, which is brick.

I want the house, which is brick.
 -- which - relative pronoun

2. Jack ordered the meal that we picked up.

Jack ordered the meal that we picked up.
 -- that - relative pronoun

3. Freddie is the girl who won the contest.

Freddie is the girl who won the contest.
 -- who - relative pronoun

4. Jon is a man on whom I can rely.

Jon is a man on whom I can rely.
 -- whom - relative pronoun

5. The student whose answer was wrong turned bright red.

The student whose answer was wrong turned bright red.
 -- whose - relative pronoun

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