"The person who wrote these directions, did not write them in a language I understand."
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Relative Pronouns

Definition:

Relative pronouns connect other noun/pronoun clauses with other parts of a sentence.


Relative Pronouns:

1. who 2. whom
3. what 4. which
5. whose 6. whoever
7. whomever 8. whatever
9. whichever 10. that

Example:

1. The person who spilled the coffee must pick it up.

2. The students that did not pass the English exam will not pass the class.

 




1. Who - is used to ask about people. 2. Whom - can be used to ask about people. It is less usual and more formal than "who".
3. What - is used to ask about objects and people.
4. Which - is used to ask about objects or people.
5. Whose - is used to ask about the possession of a noun.
6. Whoever - is used to ask about people, but you are very unsure about the person you are asking about. Whoever is only used for people not objects.
7. Whomever - is used to ask about people, but used when you want to know who is responsible for a specific action.
8. Whatever - is used to ask about objects, but you are very unsure about the object you are asking about. Whatever is only used for objects not people.
9. Whichever - is used to ask about objects or people, but you are very unsure about the person or object you are asking about.
10. That - is used to talk about one specific person, place, thing, or idea.
"I do not know what is chasing me, but it needs to stop."
 
 
Exercise
Using the pronoun definition list provided above, chose the correct Relative Pronoun. The first sentence has been completed for you. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.

1.
The person is driving please remember to gas up. (*To gas up = to fill car with gas)
2.
The person I saw yesterday was tall with dark hair.
3.
The direction that I want to go is  direction you want to go.
4.
The person shoes are off must put them on.
5.
The man he admires, is his father.

You have right answers out of .

Score: %


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