Presentation on theme: "RELATIVE CLAUSES. The relative pronoun: A relative clause is used to form one sentence from two separate sentence. Who → is used for person as a subject."— Presentation transcript:
The relative pronoun: A relative clause is used to form one sentence from two separate sentence. Who → is used for person as a subject For example -The man is angry -The man is in the room → The man who is in the room is angry -He paid the money to the man -The man had done the work → He paid the man who had done the work The pattern Who + to be/ verb
Whom → is used for person as object For example -The man is angry -I don’t like the man → The man whom I don’t like is angry -They paid the man -I met him in the office party last night → They paid the man whom I met in the office party last night The pattern whom + s
Which → is used for things/animals as subject or object For example -Here is a book -The book describes animals → Here is a book which describes animals The pattern which + to be/ verb -The chair is being repaired -He broke the chair → The chair which he broke the chair is being repaired The pattern which + s
Whose → is used for possessive For example -The doctor started to charge higher fees -His office was newly decorated → The doctor whose office was newly decorated started to charge higher fees. -We found the bird -The bird wings are broken → We found the bird whose wings are broken The pattern whose + noun as possessive Note If the sentence explain about gender so the changing should be like this. Bob is a boy. I saw him in the hospital. The correct changing is Bob is a boy whom I saw in he hospital.
Exercise 1.The rains came too late to save the crops. The farmers were expecting them. 2.Frank is the man. We are going to nominate Frank for the office of treasurer. 3.Suddenly a man appeared at the back door. She knew the man was wanted by the police. 4.Mr. Brian _____ team lost the game looks very sad. 5.Felix bought a camera _____ has three lenses 6.The man _____ was brought to the police station confessed to the crime.