Wednesday 13th May 2020
A relative clause can be used to give additional information about a noun (naming word). They are introduced by a relative pronoun like 'that', 'which', 'who', 'whose', 'where' and 'when'.
For example: 'I won’t stand by the man who smells of slime'.
They can be used to create complex sentences as they are a type of subordinate clause . A subordinate clause is a part of a sentence that adds additional information to the main clause.
Relative clauses come directly after the noun they are referring to. This might be at the end of a sentence or embedded into the middle of a sentence. If it is embedded into the middle of a sentence, the relative clause is usually surrounded by commas.
Have a look at the attachment and try writing your own sentences using relative clauses….