Relative Clauses: Who, That, Which, etc.


Check out this post from the Ediket blog on the use of relative clauses

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“The cat that climbed the tree was gray with a spot on its nose.” In this sentence, “that climbed the tree” acts as a relative clause, giving you more information about the subject (the cat). Relative clauses are frequently used in English writing and are an important descriptive tool. However, punctuating these clauses correctly depends on the role they play in the sentence overall, which can be a bit tricky. Read on to find out how to master the relative clause!

What is a relative clause?

Relative clauses are a special form of dependent clause that begin with either a relative pronoun (who, whom, whose, that, or which) or a relative adverb (when, where, or why). You can identify relative clauses easily by remembering that they always begin with one of these key words.

The clause itself acts as an adjective phrase, describing the noun or noun phrase it modifies…

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