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adjective clause :)

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A dependent/subordinate clause which modifies a noun/pronoun by telling which one, what kind, how many. Adjective Clause An adjective clause—also called an adjectival or relative clause—will meet three requirements: The adjective clause will follow one of these two patterns: Two Basic Types of Adjective Clause Relative Adverbs Relative Pronouns Adjective Phrase vs Adjective Clause 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: Which one? What kind? or How many? 1. relative pronoun or adverb + subject + verb
Example:
He is the student whose eyes pleaded for more cookies.

2. relative pronoun as subject + verb
Example:
A student, who admires his teacher, bought flowers. Restricted/Essential Relative Clause
Example
#1 The table that you reserved for our date is not yet ready.
Non Restricted/ Non Essential Relative Clause
Example
#2 The chocolate, which my boyfriend gave to me, was eaten by my sister! -connect adjective clauses to the words they modify and act as subjects, direct objects, objects of prepositions, or adjectives in the clauses
-that, which, who, whom, whose
Examples:
1. A home that is built with love is built to
last. (that acts as the subject pronoun)
2. The man who tries will succeed.
(who is the subject of tries)
3. She isn't sure whose flower that is.
(whose shows possession of flower) -connect adjective clauses to the words they modify and act as adverbs in the clauses.
-where (in/at which), when (in/on which), why (for which)
Examples: Adjective Phrase - starts with a preposition
Example:
Just the thought of being with you tomorrow is enough to get me through today. 1. Two Sentences: The restaurant is renovated.
We had our first date there.
Combined: The restaurant where (in which) we
had our first date is renovated.
2. February is the month when (on which) single
people look for lovers.
3. There is no reason why (for which) I love you. Adjective Clause - starts with relative pronoun or relative adverb
Example:
Just the thought that I will be with you tomorrow is enough to get me through today.
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