Adjective Clauses Examples

Adjective Clauses

There are several types of subordinate clauses. Remember that a subordinate clause has a subject and a verb, but it does not express a complete thought. Subordinate clauses can function in sentences as adjectives, adverbs, or nouns.

Adjective clauses function like adjectives. Remember that an adjective tells you which one, what kind, or how many. Adjectives modify, or give you more information, about a noun, a pronoun, or another adjective. Adjective clauses usually give you more information about a noun or pronoun.

An adjective clause will always start with a relative pronoun or a relative adverb.

Relative Pronouns: who, whom, whose, that, which

Relative Adverbs: when, where, why

Examples of Adjective Clauses:

1. The girl who sits behind me has red hair. ("who sits behind me" gives more information about "girl")

2. The street where I live has huge oak trees. ("where I live" gives more information about "street")

3. My little brother is the reason why I am late. ("why I am late" gives more information about "reason")

Practice:

1. The person whose bag is on the floor needs to move it. __________

2. The cat that is in my lap is named Olaf. __________

3. Four o'clock is the time when the party will start. __________

Answer:

1. The person whose bag is on the floor needs to move it. __person__

2. The cat that is in my lap is named Olaf. __cat________

3. Four o'clock is the time when the party will start. ____time______

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