Relative Clause Worksheets

What Are Relative Clauses?

The part of a sentence that contains the verb or action portion is referred to as a clause. Clause normally consist of two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is who or what controls the verb. The predicate is often the verb describing what the subject is doing. There are four main types of clauses. The adjective based clause is called the relative clause. It is used to give additional information about nouns. They're presented by a relative pronoun such as who, where, when, and whose. For instance: I can't stand by that man who smells of slime Here, the relative clause here is 'who smells of slime.' That sentence gives more information on the man - a relative pronoun that is, 'who,' and is used to join these clauses in the sentences. They often follow two different patterns. Pattern one has the relative pronoun or adverb followed by the subject and then the verb. Pattern two has the relative pronoun stated as the subject followed by the verb. These worksheets will help students explore how to identify and write well placed relative clauses in their own work.


You can break apart a sentence containing a relative clause to create two separate independent clauses/sentences.

Missing Something...

Use the information in parentheses.

Practice Creating

Fill the end of each sentence with these phrases.

Combine Sentences

Join each set of sentences using who or which.


Complete each sentence by adding who or that in the blank.

Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clauses

Find the relative clause in each sentence. Write R if the clause is restrictive; write N if the clause is non-restrictive.

Two It One

Combine each set of sentences using a relative clause.

As Adjectives

Rewrite each set of sentences so that it is a single sentence using a relative clause as an adjective.

What Does it Modify?

Decide on and circle the noun that it modifies.

Who | Whose | Where | That

Complete each relative clause by adding who, whose, where, or that in the blank.

Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses

Rewrite each sentence, adding a relative pronoun. You may also add a verb, if necessary.

Choosing Relative Pronouns

Underline the correct word to complete each sentence.

Be Tough On Them

Read each sentence. Is the relative pronoun in the sentence necessary? Write YES or NO on the line.

Modify Nouns

What does the clause modify? Write the word on the line.

Put it To Work

Write a sentence that correctly uses each relative pronoun in a relative clause.