Sunday, October 9, 2011

Exercises on Relative Clause

Exercise 1. Combine the sentences. Choose the correct relative pronoun (who, which).

1. That’s the man. He ran away.
2. The girl is my sister. She came late.
3. The girl came to visit. She likes me.
4. Do you know the girl? She is talking to Tom.
5. I told you about the woman. She lives next door.
6. Do you see the cat? It is lying on the roof.
7. This is the bank. It was robbed yesterday.
8. The man had two pistols. He robbed the bank.
9. He wore a mask. It made him look like Mickey Mouse.
10. He came with a friend. He waited outside in the car.
11. The woman was young. She gave him the money.
12. The bag was yellow. It contained the money.
13. The people were very frightened. They were in the bank.
14. The man was nervous. He drove the car.
15. He didn't wait at the traffic lights. It were red.
16. Do you know the girl? She danced with me.
17. The apples are bad. They are lying on the table.
18. We will stay at a hotel. It is not far from the beach.
19. That is a museum. It lies in the heart of the town.
20. This is the man. He lives in Scotland.

Exercise 2. Underline the main clause.
  1. Last year we spent our holidays in Scotland, which is in the north of Great Britain.
  2. The people who live in Scotland are called Scots.
  3. We first went to Edinburgh, which is the capital of Scotland.
  4. Arthur Conan Doyle , who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories, was born in Edinburgh.
  5. Then we visited a lake which is in the Highlands.
  6. There we met an old man who told us that he had seen Nessie.
  7. We then travelled to a mountain which is near the town of Fort William.
  8. The mountain , which is the highest mountain in Great Britain, is called Ben Nevis.
  9. I sent you a postcard which was written on the summit of Ben Nevis.
  10. The children, who shouted in the street, are not from our school.
  11. We often visit our aunt in Norwich which is in East Anglia.
  12. This is the girl who comes from Spain.
  13. That's Peter, who has just arrived at the airport.
  14. Thank you very much for your e-mail which was very interesting.
  15. What did you do with the money which your mother lent you? 
Exercise 3. Combine the sentences, using the second sentences as an adjective clause. Give all the possible patterns (who, whom, which, that, Ø).

1. The meeting was interesting. I went to it.
2. The man was very kind. I talked to him yesterday.
3. I must thank the people. I got a present from them.
4. The picture was nice. She was looking at it.
5. The man is standing there. I was telling you about him.
6. I ran into a woman. I had gone to elementary school with her.
7. The topic was interesting. Omar talked about it.
8. The people were kind. I spoke to them.
9. Olga wrote on a topic. She knew nothing about it.
10. The candidate didn't win the election. I voted for her.

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