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Adjective Clause

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Daniel Negrín

on 13 March 2013

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By: Ricardo Abreu .
Daniel Negrín.
Armando Del Monte.
José Martínez. Adjective Clauses ¿What is it? There are two main kinds of adjective clause Relative Pronouns Recognizing an adjective clause Adjective clauses (or relative clauses) are a type of subordinate clause that act as adjectives. The whole clause does the job of an adjective. Non-defining clauses A relative pronoun is a pronoun that introduces a relative clause. It is called a "relative" pronoun because it "relates" to the word that it modifies. An adjective clause will meet three requirements: Example: "The happy woman danced across the street". Happy is an adjective modifying the noun woman.
It is telling us which woman.
Which woman? The happy woman. Non-defining clauses give extra information about the noun, but they are not essential. Example: "The desk in the corner, which is covered in books, is mine". Defining clauses Defining clauses give essential information about the noun. Example: "The package that arrived this morning is on the desk". There are five relative pronouns. who whom whose which that Relative Adverbs Relative adverbs act as subjects or objects inside relative clauses, and at the same time they connect relative clauses to nouns or pronouns in other clauses – rather like conjunctions. There are three relative adverbs. Where when why * First, it will contain a subject and verb.

* Next, it will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whom, whose, that, or which) or a relative adverb (when, where, or why).

* Finally, it will function as an adjective, answering the questions What kind? How many? or Which one? The adjective clause will follow one of these two structures:

* relative pronoun or adverb + subject + verb

* relative pronoun as subject + verb Here are some examples:

1) "Diane felt manipulated by her beagle Santana, whose big, brown eyes pleaded for another cookie".
Whose = relative pronoun; eyes = subject; pleaded = verb.

2) "Chewing with her mouth open is one reason why Fred cannot stand sitting across from his sister Melanie".
Why = relative adverb; Fred = subject; can stand = verb (not, an adverb, is not officially part of the verb).

3) "Growling ferociously, Oreo and Skeeter, Madison's two dogs, competed for the hardboiled egg that bounced across the kitchen floor".
That = relative pronoun functioning as subject; bounced = verb. Thanks for your attention
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