Relative Clauses - Practice
Intermediate Practice Activity
Each sentence below contains a relative clause. In the blanks, fill in the appropriate pronoun to complete the sentence (who, whom, that, which, whose, in which) or use Ø to indicate no pronoun is needed.
Example: She focuses on the products _____ are on sale.
Answer: She focuses on the products that/which are on sale.
- The people _____ are from the justice department are not just.
- We usually had a test _____ required us to write down the vocabulary ____ we had learned from memory.
- As she walked into the store, the owner, _____ seemed very old and humble, welcomed her with a warm smile.
- Although she does not know what to get, the staff member _____ is a friend of her mom realizes that she needs help.
- Giedt’s restroom uses slide bolt latches, _____ are a locking device _____ a latch slides through the bolt receiver.
- I need to write down each vocabulary word _____ I need to remember on a small paper.
- I can connect to the author’s point of how bilinguals must keep two sets of statistics in mind at once because what language I use depends on to ____ I am speaking.
- I also learned that it's important to continue moving forward, to find a community _____ you feel part of.
- His opinion states that a student _____ comes from a second year college generation and is financially stable will have resources to pay for education unlike a first year generation student _____ parents have a blue-collar job.
- As Kuhl stated, having the ability to be bilingual allows many bilingual people to change to a specific language depending on _____ we are talking to.
Advanced Practice Activity
Combine each set of sentences so that each newly formed sentence contains a relative clause. You may combine the sentences using reduced forms in any way that preserves the original meaning of the pair of sentences.
Example: The people are from the justice department. The people are not just.
Answer: Full Form - The people who are from the justice department are not just. OR Reduced Form - The people from the justice department are not just.
- The system doesn't include subjective factors like location and environment. Subject factors like location and environment have become huge factors in incoming freshmen’s mindsets.
- Students carry negative thoughts. Students often end up dropping out instead of seeking help.
- The students end up being a victim of this feeling. The students have more chances of not finishing college with a degree.
- This is an example of the bystander effect. The bystander effect has people expecting others to solve someone’s problems.
- Mobile phones can be beneficial for people in developing countries. Mobile phones’ industry belongs to the ICT.