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.