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RELATIVE CLAUSES

* Combine the two sentences using a relative clause.


Example: Someone made the arrangements. It was Karen.
The person who made the arrangements was Karen.
1. Someones suitcase got lost. It was Colins.
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2. A road leads to the farm. It isnt suitable for cars.
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3. Someone got everything ready. It was Kevin.
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4. Someone knows all about it. Its the secretary.
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5. Do you know that man? His car was parked in front of yours.
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* Complete these sentences using who/that, that/which, whose or where.
Example: A goal is a space into which the players try to get the ball to score.
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A referee is a person __________ job it is to __________________________ .

A medal is a thing ________________________________________________ .

A tournament is a competition ______________________________________ .

A substitute is the person ___________________________________________ .

A swimming pool is a place _________________________________________ .

2.- Fill the gaps with the correct relative pronoun; if it can be omitted use brackets ( ).
a) A supermarket cashier in Ashton, Bristol, noticed a customer ..was acting
strangely.
b) He also noticed the enormous hat .. she was wearing.
c) There were only two things in the basket .. she was carrying.
d) The customer paid for the things .she had bought.
e) She then suddenly fainted and fell on top of a child was standing behind her.
f) The cashier removed the hat .. was still on the customers head.
g) She found a frozen chicken and a packet of frozen peas the customer had
stolen.
h) It was the frozen chicken and peas .. had make her faint.
3.- Join the two sentences using a relative pronoun.
a) I saw a road accident. It really upset me.
a) It was a red Ford. It caused the accident.
b) The driver was a young man. He was wearing dark glasses.

c) This is a good restaurant. We ate at this restaurant last Sunday.


d) I dont know that boy. His car was parked next to mine.
e) You brought the book. Thank you for it.
f) The disco is not far away. We dance in that disco every Saturday.
g) I met the girl. Her boyfriend is your neighbour.
Complete the sentences with relative pronouns from the list:
who

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

which

whose

when

where

She married the man ...worked in the mines.


Have you seen the law office .she works?
He told his child a story .his own parents had told him.
I read about the lawyer ..husband was a prince.
We left a midnight .the party ended.

Complete the sentences using words from the box if necessary, and your own ideas.
Who - whose - where - when - which

1. Fernando Alonso is a racing driver .


2. Golf is a sport
3. Seville is a city
4. The internet is a system
5. Felipe is prince . father
6. The Antarctic is a continent .
7. December 31st was the day .
Write definitions for the following things and people using the word given.
1) The Eiffel Tower (where) .
2) December 25th (when)
3) Brad Pitt (who) .
4) A motorbike (which) .
5) A tiger (that)
6) A baby (whose) .
Rewrite the text using relative pronouns from the list to link the sentences. There is one
extra word.
which

whose

when

who

where

Emma Thompson is a very good actress. She has appeared in many successful films. One of her
most famous roles was in the film Sense and Sensibility. The film won many prizes. In it, Emma
plays the part of Elinor, a practical young woman. Her younger sister, Marianne, is very romantic.
The story takes place a long time ago. In those days, life was very different for young people.

Complete the sentences with: who, whose, which, when or where.


1) This is the boy .................................. sister is in my class.
2) This is the tunnel from ........................................the Americans spied on the Russians.
3) I finally received the letter ........................................... I was waiting for.
4) Tina, .................................... is my best friend, lives in this building.
5) Today is the day ............................................ I finally get my driving licence.
Combine the sentences using either a defining or a non-defining relative clause.
1. Id like to thank the man. He called the police after the accident.
2. The Rowland Hotel has got an excellent reputation. It has been in business for over 60
years.
3. You should go to the shop. I bought my CD player there.
4. Do you remember that night? We all met for the first time then.
5. My sister Ellen is married and has got two children. She lives in Canada.
Non-defining. Complete the sentences with a suitable relative pronoun.
1) I want to study at the Complutense University, .............................my father studied.
2) My birthday is in June, .............................. I always have exams!
3) Edward Norton, ...............................is my favourite actor, stars the film.
4) The Parthenon is in Athens, ......................................we went on holiday last summer.
5) The tomato is a fruit not a vegetable, ................................. I think is strange.
6) My parents loved the 1960s, ......................................everything was about peace and love.
7) Have you ever been to Benicasim, .................................... they have a great music festival?

8) I really like Moby, ........................................best album for me is Hotel.

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