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, whoever, whose, whom, whomever, which, and that. Clauses will be taught in detail later.
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.
which - relative pronoun
2. Jack ordered the meal that we picked up.
that - relative pronoun
3. Freddie is the girl who won the contest.
who - relative pronoun
4. Jon is a man on whom I can rely.
whom - relative pronoun
5. The student whose answer was wrong turned bright red.
whose - relative pronoun