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Relative Pronouns



We are going to learn how to use Relative Pronouns.    

The common relative pronouns are: who, whom, whose, which, and that.         

These pronouns introduce relative clauses. What relative pronoun we should use entirely depends upon what we are referring to.   

Observe how I am going to combine two sentences with the help of relative pronouns.

 

* I am going to attend a meeting. It will discuss the importance of vaccination.

I am going to attend the meeting which will discuss the importance of vaccination.

 

* Ramu met Trisha. She was very unhappy.

Ramu met Trisha who was very unhappy.

 

* Neetu is a kind woman. Mukesh liked her.

Neetu is a kind woman whom Mukesh liked.

 

* Daniel likes that house. The owner doesn’t want to sell it.

Daniel likes that house whose owner doesn't want to sell it.

 

* Gopal needs to catch the train. It comes at 5 pm.

Gopal needs to catch the train that comes at 5 pm.

 

* A car crashed into the building. It is completely damaged.

The car which crashed into the building is completely damaged.

 

* Naveena saw an old man in the park. He is 101 years old.

The old man whom Naveen saw in the park is 101 years old. 

 

* I will meet Keerthi. Her brother lives in Canada.

I will meet Keerthi, whose brother lives in Canada.

 

* The little boy made some strange sounds. They were liked by his mother.

The little boy made some strange sounds that were liked by his mother.


Practice

Combine the following sentences using the relative pronouns that are given in the brackets. 

1. I visited Vizag last month. I came across an old friend there. (where) 

2. Kamana wore a beautiful sari yesterday. It was bought by her husband. (which)

3. My brother is going to meet Rakesh tomorrow. Rakesh is an investor. (who) 

4. The tiger entered the village. It killed a man last month. (that) 

5. We talked to Vinaya yesterday. Her laptop needs some repairs. (whose) 







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