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Adjective Clause - Glossary of Terms


Adjective Clause
 

The vast majority of adjectives are single words and are used before nouns to modify their meanings (e.g., tall building).  An adjective clause, on the other hand, usually comes after the noun it modifies and comprises several words.

Example:

The carpets which you bought last year...
                         
                                    adjective clause

An adjective clause often starts with a word like which, who, or that, but these can be omitted. (This is normal in informal writing.)

Example:

The carpets you bought last year...
                        
                              adjective clause

Interactive example:

 
The tramp who had the limp was seen sprinting after the bus. [show me the adjective clause]
 
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