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RELATIVE PRONOUNS Relative pronouns introduce a relative clause that identifies the people, things or animals we are talking about. Who Refers to people. That Refers to people, things or animals. Which Refers to (inanimate) things or animals. Whose May be used to say something belongs to someone; it usually refers to people, but may refer to things or animals; it also describes relationships.
Object pronouns in defining relative clauses are often omitted: That is the gentleman (that) I met in Moscow. That’s the man I met in Moscow.
That is the movie. I told you about this movie. That is the movie that I told you about.
This is the kid. She is waiting for the school bus. This is the kid who/that is waiting for the school bus.
That is the girl. Her car broke down. That is the girl whose car broke down.
That is the advantage in taking yoga. I was telling you about that advantage. That is the advantage in taking yoga which/that I was telling you about.
This is the boy. His grandfather was killed in the war. This is the boy whose grandfather was killed in the war.
That is the man. That man is running for president. That is the man who/that is running for president.
RELATIVE PRONOUNS Now fill in the blanks with the appropriate relative pronoun. (You can have more than one choice!)
A veterinarian is a doctor ______ who takes care of animals.
which/that everyone wants to have in their lives. Love is a feeling _____
that I told you about. This is the restaurant ______
who won the race. Abigail is the girl ______
which/that I would like to go to next year! This is the school ______
who will be joining the school next year. These are the teachers ______