Fill in the gaps with the right relative pronouns where necessary. She worked for a man who that used to be an athlete. Nondefining relative clauses defining relative clauses these describe the preceding noun in such a way to distinguish it from other nouns of the same class. Defining relative clauses defining relative clauses carry essential information, because they identify which thing or person we are talking about, and they are used without commas this is the music which was used at the show.
You can cut the sentences into strips and share them among the students, after a few minutes they read the sentences already completed aloud. Have they found the prisoner who escaped last week. Bbc learning english quiznet nondefining relative clauses. Practice on the defining and nondefining relative clauses. Defining and nondefining relative clauses test english. A defining relative clause is one which identifies a noun. Heads up english esl lessons nondefining relative clauses. A scot is a person live in scotland nessie is a monster live in loch ness a fridge is a thing keep food cool a dj is someone play music in a disco a bee is an insect make. Restrictive relative clauses are also called defining relative clauses. Home page grammar exercises intermediate relative clause gap fill. These clauses are an essential part of the meaning of a sentence, so the clause cannot be left out. Defining relative clauses these describe the preceding noun in such a way as to distinguish it from other nouns.
We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. My cousin ethan, who whom that which when where whose why. We can use that in defining relative clauses we can use that instead of. Defining relative clauses these describe the preceding noun in such a way as to distinguish it from other nouns of the same class. Nonrestrictive relative clauses are also called nondefining relative clauses. Relative pronouns relative pronouns introduce relative clauses. Defining relative clauses we use defining relative clauses to specify which person, thing or place we are talking about. Exercise on relative clauses default english grammar.
Relative clause exercise 1 2 advanced relative clause exercise 3 4 intermediate pdf exercises. May 02, 20 restrictive relative clauses are also called defining relative clauses. Relative clauses exercises intermediate join the following sentences to make one sentence using a relative pronoun when necessary. The worksheet covers a broad range of activities, including reading, vocabulary work, grammar practice relative clauses and speaking. Relative clauses a relative clause combines two sentences, the second sentence describing a noun in the first sentence. Nondefining relative clauses are not used in spoken english. Students solutions upper intermediate grammar exercise 2 relative clauses. But merely add something to it by giving some more information about it. Exercise 1 defining relative clauses solutions oxford.
Relative clauses exercise 1 perfect english grammar. My friend tim, 3 mother i wrote about in my last letter to you, came with me and we had a great time. Answer key 1 fill in the gaps with a suitable relative pronoun. This 6page lesson plan is based on an article about the future of the music streaming sector. Students solutions upperintermediate grammar exercise 2 relative clauses. Defining and nondefining relative clauses we use relative clauses to give additional information.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Relative pronouns and clauses in english grammar exercises. Nondefining relative clauses add extra information to the sentence. My brother, who is an attorney, is going to bermuda on business next week. A scot is a person live in scotland nessie is a monster live in loch ness a fridge is a thing keep food cool a dj is someone play music in a disco a bee is an insect make honey a lemon is a fruit be yellow and sour. Remember, it is also to possible to use that instead of which although in this exercise please only use which. Relative clauses answers answers to relative clauses exercises 1. Grammar quiz relative clauses complete these sixteen sentences to score your knowledge of relative clauses. Use of the relative pronouns who, which, where, that. The worksheet consists of 2 exercises for lthe topic complex sentences choosing the appropriate endings to the sentences and finding necessary pronouns. Defining relative clauses exercise 1 make one sentence from the two short ones. Bill clinton was the president wife was called hillary. Defining relative clauses 1 in pdf here defining relative clauses 2 in pdf here defining relative clauses 3 in pdf here defining relative clauses 4 in pdf here go to the main relative clauses explanation page here. Dear sheila, in your last letter, you asked me to tell you about all the things i did during my summer vacation.
Exercise 2 relative clauses solutions oxford university. Nondefining relative clauses are placed after nouns which are definite already. You may sometimes have to change the word order or change a into the. Sophie decides to post videos on her worldfamous travel blog. Bbc learning english quiznet nondefining relative clauses quiznet bbc learning english 2010 page 1 of 3 1. In this free relative clauses activity, students practice describing people, things, places and times using defining relative clauses. To know which ones we are talking about, we must have the information in the relative clause. Complete the sentences with relative pronouns or relative adverbs. A collection of english esl relative clauses, pre intermediate a2 worksheets for home learning, online practice, distance learning and english classes to t. Relative clause pdf games, esl activities, and interactive and printable worksheets to help teach a2. Relative clauses and adjective phrases truefalse the second sentence accurately describes information in the first sentence. Free printable pdf grammar worksheets, quizzes and games, from a to z, for eflesl teachers.
English grammar relative clauses relative clauses introduction there are two types of relative clauses. Defining relative clauses they describe the preceding noun in such a way as to distinguish it from other nouns of the same class. Defining and nondefining relative clauses intermediate. Finally, do the grammar exercises to check you understand, and can use, relative clauses correctly. The sentence in italics should become the relative clause. Add s or es or ies home 100 best practices contact me grammar city. Relative clauses function as subordinate or dependent clauses and therefore cannot stand alone as complete sentences. Relative clauses in english exercises advanced level esl. By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes more fluent and you can.
As you watch the video, look at the examples of relative clauses. We flew into vancouver on monday 24th, 4 was also my birthday. Free definingnon defining relative clauses worksheets. A defining relative clauses give essential information to the person or thing we are talking about. This cant be said of defining relative clauses because the listener or reader cant understand to whom the first speaker is referring. Intermediate grammar relative pronoun gap fill esl. Relative clauses learnenglish teens british council. This music, that i really like, was used at the show. Write sentences to describe people in box a using the information in box b. In nondefining relative clauses between commas we cannot use that, and we cannot omit whowhich.
Students english file students site pre intermediate grammar file 1 lesson d defining relative clauses 1 grammar. In both restrictive and nonrestrictive relative clauses, the relative pronoun can act as the subject or object. A relative clause is an added part in a sentence that is used in relation to the main sentence. After learning their usage in class, students can have fun practicing. A relative clause is essential when you need the information it provides. The manager who has been with the company for five years is leaving. Sunday is the day most countries respect a day of rest in the week. Relative clauses worksheet 1 relative pronouns use the relative pronouns in the box to complete the sentences whom that which where when whose 1. You can use either a defining relative clause without commas or a nondefining relative clause with commas. However, sometimes a relative clause is so important that the main sentence will be difficult to understand or have no meaning without it.
Write relative clauses without using the relative pronoun. There may soon come a time all work is done by machines. You can cut the sentences into strips and share them among the st. My sister, i truly admire, is coming for thanksgiving. Commas usually offset nondefining relative clauses, as do parenthesis or brackets. Understanding relative clauses a relative or adjective clause modifies a noun or pronoun and is introduced by a relative pronoun who, whom, whose, which, or that or occasionally a relative adverb usually when, where, or why. The children who skateboard in the street are especially noisy in the early evening. A worksheet with many sentences to complete with the relatives or join two sentences into one by means of a relative clause. Mar 05, 2016 we use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. If it is not necessary to use the relative pronoun then fill in x small x. We went to vancouver 1 i have some old friends 2 i havent seen for about three years.
Defining clauses defining clauses specifydefine which personthinganimal is meant. Heres a list of all the relative clause exercises on the site. Defining and nondefining relative clauses english grammar. The relative pronoun is the subject of the relative clause. The relative clause is closed off by commas and is quite similar to information in brackets 2. Combine the sentences with relative clauses or contact clauses. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf. This is a pretty easy worksheet for teaching or revising relative pronouns and relative clauses at pre intermediate level. Intermediate complete each sentence with who, which, or whose choose the best, most grammatically correct option. If the relative pronoun is unnecessary, put it in brackets. Relative clauses are used to give additional information about a noun, such as a person, place or thing. This kind of clause defines who or what we are talking about rather than giving extra information about the person or thing.742 1414 1130 320 451 681 1016 120 415 654 707 1100 154 1555 8 568 1164 1126 50 9 156 234 1523 545 1480 948 1067 392 1386 22 10 1088 294 208 438 963