Selasa, 08 Mei 2012

Adjective or Relative clauses

1. Theories about adjective clauses
    Adjective clauses is a dependent clause which takes the place of an adjective in another clause or phrase. Adjective clause is used to provide information, identity, and other information to the noun. 
Relative Pronouns take the place of nouns or pronouns. They are called relative pronouns because they always relate back to something or someone else. They are used to join two sentences about the same person or thing.
Relative Pronoun  :  who, whom, whose, which, when, where, why, and   that.
    Who : used for people in positions subject (human as subject).
    Whom : used for people in the position of the object (human as object).
    Which : used for objects, either in subject or object position (non-human as subject / object).
    That : used as a substitute who, whom, or which.
    Whose : used for ownership.
    When : used for time.
    Why : used for the cause.

2. Example adjective clause: 

1. This is the man who broke the window. (who refers back to man)
2. I have a friend whose mother drives a taxi. (whose refers back to friend)
3. Here is the car which she bought for her son. (which refers back to the car)
4. It is the kind of dress that I like. (that refers back to the dress)
5. She is a person that can be trusted. (that refers back to person)

3. The article containing the adjective clause (underline) :

A lot of people go through life with only a few friends. It seems that some have less than that. They have no one on whom they can call in good times or bad. There is no one with whom to bounce ideas around, or to talk about deep and troubling subjects. They have no one to call in times of need or difficulty. They are at the mercy of life, standing alone.

4. Exercises
1. I talked to the woman she was sitting next to me
1. I talked to the woman who was sitting next to me 
2. I have a class it begins at 08.00 Am
2. I have a class which begins at 08.00 Am
3. The man called the police his car was stolen
3. The man whose car was stolen called the police
4. The building is very old he lives there
4. The building where he lives is very old
5. The woman was ms Silvy I saw her
5. The woman whom I saw was ms Silvy

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