RELATIVE SENTENCES Review

Exercise 1. Join the following sentences with a relative pronoun:

1. The CEO gave a short speech to welcome the new employees. It was really
boring. The speech …

2. I am about to finish my sales report. It includes a comparative diagram.
The sales report…

3. The PR has just sent me an email. It’s about the benefits that her company
earned last month. The email…

4. The company is nearly bankrupt. It lost 80% of the initial investment in just two
months. The company…

5. She has a good command of InDesign CS5. She forgot to write that down in her
CV. She forgot…

6. Yesterday I received my pay slip. I needed it to ask for a loan.
Yesterday I received…

7. Brian Krueger works for Infojobs.com. It’s a very interesting website.
Infojobs.com,…

8. The designer had a briefing with the fuzzy client. It proved to be intense and
productive. The briefing...

9. Jane Wilkins discussed the conditions of her new contract with the accountant.
They included less working hours and a salary increase. The conditions…

10.

The poor lighting of this room creates a funny semidarkness. It’s inappropriate for a dental surgery. The funny semidarkness…

Exercise 2. Are the relative pronouns in these sentences necessary or not?
1. A PR is someone who tries to establish business connections with other companies. 2. I am trying to fix the problem which made you redesign the whole layout. 3. The brochure which you sent to the printer had many spelling mistakes. 4. The appointment that we had on Monday has been cancelled. 5. The factory which we visited last month has closed down. 6. She can deal with that kind of customers that can drive you mad at some point. 7. The employee who works in this office is very efficient. 8. I cannot remember what number was the Pantone which the client liked. 9. Good designs are those which remain in your mind for a long time. 10. The manager who runs this studio doesn’t know how to make the most of his low budget.

Exercise 3. Fill in the gaps with the adequate relative pronouns to complete the following definitions. Write all possible answers.

BOSS: Someone …….. is early when you are late and late when you are early. ETERNITY: The last two minutes of a football game …………your team is winning. FABLE: The story ……..teenagers tell their parents when they’re late on Saturday night. YAWN: An honest opinion ………..is openly expressed. CIGARETTE: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper ……..has fire at one end and a fool at the other. ETC: A sign to make others believe ……….. you know more than you actually do. EXPERIENCE: The name ……….. old people give to their mistakes in life

Exercise 4. Fill in the gaps of the following text with all possible answers.
This is the bank………….. was robbed yesterday. A guy ………….. sister is in my class was in the bank at that time. He told me that the man………… robbed the bank had two guns. He was wearing a mask………….. made him look like George Bush Jr. He came with a friend ……………. was waiting outside in the car. He had plenty of hostages, because there was a lot of people in the bank………..the robber assaulted it. He stole the money………the hostages had in their pockets too. The people ……… gave him the money were very scared. They had to empty their wallets and put all their money in a bag. The bag………….. they put the money in was yellow. The car……… the bank robbers escaped was blue. The man……… was driving the car was very nervous. A policeman, …………. car was parked at the next corner, found them suspicious. The policeman ………… saw the bank robbers decided to follow them. The bank robbers, ………….. car run out of petrol, had to stop. That was the moment……….. the policeman arrested them. The bank robbers spent the night in prison, ………….. they spoke to their lawyer.

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