English Grammar Lessons
Relative Pronouns - Glossary of Terms
A relative pronoun is used to link one
phrase or clause to
another word in the sentence.
The relative pronouns are: who, whom, that, which, where, when. (Whoever,
whomever and whichever are also relative pronouns.)
see the man who threw the coin.
"who" links this clause to "man"
do have James Baker, who drove the car, on the screen.
"who" links this clause to "James Baker"
Please take the PC that crashed to the IT Department.
"that" links this clause to "PC"
I would like
to return to the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
"when" links this clause to "time"
In the examples above, the words "man", "James Baker", "PC" and
"time" are known as the antecedents of the relative pronouns.
you see the owl which
flew over the tent at about 5 am? [show
me the relative
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