Adjective Clauses As the office of an adjective is to modify, the only use of an adjective clause is to limit or describe some noun

, or equivalent of a noun: consequently the adjective may modify any noun, or equivalent of a noun, in the sentence. The adjective clause may be introduced by the relative pronouns who, which, that, but, as; sometimes by the conjunctions when, where, whither, whence, wherein, whereby, etc. Frequently there is no connecting word, a relative pronoun being understood. Adjective clauses may modify: (1) The subject: "Mr. Shinoda, who teaches us English VI, never stops giving us drills." (2) The object: "She showed me the man whom I met last night." (3) The complement: "They sometimes call me Mr. Kiss, which is one of my favorite calls." Pick out the adjective clauses, and tell what each one modifies; i.e., whether subject, object, etc. 1. There were passages that reminded me perhaps too much of Massillon. 2. I walked home with Calhoun, who said that the principles which I had avowed were just and noble. 3. Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. 4. In one of those celestial days when heaven and earth meet and adorn each other, it seems a pity that we can only spend it once. 5. One of the maidens presented a silver cup, containing a rich mixture of wine and spice, which Rowena tasted. 6. No man is reason or illumination, or that essence we were looking for. 7. In the moment when he ceases to help us as a cause, he begins to help us more as an effect. 8. Socrates took away all ignominy from the place, which could not be a prison whilst he was there. 9. This is perhaps the reason why we so seldom hear ghosts except in our long-established Dutch settlements. 10. From the moment you lose sight of the land you have left, all is vacancy. 11. Nature waited tranquilly for the hour to be struck when man should arrive.

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Combine the following sentences by using relative pronouns! 1. I saw the man. He closed the door. 2. The girl is happy. She won the race. 3. The student is from China. He sits next to me. 4. The students are from China. They sit in the front of row. 5. We are studying sentences. They contain adjective clause. 6. I am using a sentence. It contains an adjective clause. 7. Algebra problems contain letters. They stand for unknown numbers. 8. The taxi driver was friendly. He took me to the airport. Fill in the blank using Relative Pronoun! 1. Do you know Amrozi, ……., is standing by the red car? 2. The professor is the man …… the students all admire. 3. I phoned the woman …… I had taken to the fair. 4. Blacky, the dog, ……. Is sleeping by the fence, is fierce. 5. Give me the form ……. I required to fill out. 6. What’s the name of the girl …… spoke Dutch with you? 7. The principal, ……… bag had been stolen, was very angry. 8. The woman, ……… children are naughty, often loses her temper.

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