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Relative clauses I07
Transcript of Relative clauses I07
We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words.
A girl is talking to Tom. Do you know the girl?
Defining relative clauses
Defining relative clauses give detailed information defining a general term or expression. Defining relative clauses are
put in commas.
Non-defining relative clauses
Non-defining relative clauses give additional information on something, but do not define it. Non-defining relative clauses
Subject - Object
Do you know the girl…
Do you know the girl
talking to Tom?
A teacher is someone who works on a school.
I talked to the girl who works on the drugstore.
My mother, who is 45, is a really great chef.
Natalie Portman, who won an Oscar, is my favorite actress.
I bought a new car. It is very fast.
I bought a new car that is very fast.