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Pronouns replace nouns and noun phrases! Relative pronouns, are used to connect a phrase or clause to a noun or pronoun.

Relative pronouns connect sentences and clauses.

In the English language, there are just a few relative pronouns! Be careful! These words also function in other ways. Like all words in English, words are just words until they are given a specific job!

Some examples are, “Which, that, whose, whoever, whomever, who, and whom!”

Words “When, why and where,” can also function as relative pronouns. The word “Whom,” is considered old English and should be avoided in everyday speech!

Here are Relative Pronoun Examples:

The story which she shared with me, was not true!

Those shoes that I bought are too small!

The man whose car was damaged, was able to pay for repairs!

For now, whoever you speak with, should keep it a secret!

The new company management, whomever they select, will be better!

The driver who won the race was very experienced!

The day when the parade takes place is next Sunday!

Do you know the reason why she called so late last night?

The area where the children are playing is safe!

A few more thoughts.

Who is used for people.

Whose is for possession.

Which is for things.

That can be used for people and things only in clearly defining relative clauses that don’t just add extra information.

This grammar review is just a small introduction to relative pronouns. There is a lot more to this subject. Work with your teacher to more clearly understand how to use this grammar!

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Relative Pronouns Everyday Dialog.

“Relative pronouns” connect
sentences and clauses.
In the English language,
there are just a few
relative pronouns.
Be careful. These words also
function in other ways
in the English language.
Just remember that like
all words in English,
words are just
words until they have a
very specific job.
Take a look at the
following examples;
“Which, that, who’s,
whoever, whomever,
who and whom.”
Words “when,” “why” and “where”
can also function as
relative pronouns.
And words “when,”
“why” and “where”
can also function
as relative pronouns.
The word “whom”
is considered old English and
should be avoided in
everyday speech.
Here are some examples.
Can you find the
relative pronouns?
Let’s try!
Hey, the story “which”
she shared with me
was not true.
“Which” is your relative
pronoun. Now.
Do I need relative
pronouns in every statement?
Probably not.
Sometimes it helps us
helps us to further explain
or the other person
to better understand. So.
The story she shared
with me, was not true.
I want to be.
I want to emphasize
a little bit. Right?
Hey! The story “which” she
shared with me was not true.
And that’s why I used
a relative pronoun here.
Because, I want to emphasize!
Hey! Those shoes
“that” I bought,
are too small.
Now listen!
Hey! Those shoes I bought
are too small.
Do we use
relative pronouns
in every sentence?
Probably not!
If we want to
really emphasize,
maybe connect
two statements,
then we might use
a “relative pronoun.”
Hey! The man “whose”
car was damaged,
was able to pay
for repairs.
So. I had to explain
a little bit more here. Right?
If I said, the man
car is not correct.
I could say
The man’s
car was damaged.
That might sound
funny too! But.
People do that.
Here I want to emphasize
a little bit. And. So.
I’m using “whose” because
it helps us further explain
something about a person.
For now
“whoever” you speak with,
should keep it a secret.
And in this case.
Here “whoever.”
The new company
management “whomever”
they select,
will be better.
But you see?
In this statement,
I don’t need to emphasize.
Hey! The new company management
they select
will be better.
I don’t really need it in
there, but I want to put it
because I want to make it stronger.
The driver “who” won
the race was
very experienced.
In this case,
I need “who”
because I’m
describing something
and I need to further explain.
The day “when” the parade
takes place is
next Sunday.
In this case.
“When.”
I could say;
Hey! The day “the” parade
takes place is next Sunday.
I could do that.
Hey! When does
it take place?
When does it happen?
Well. The day when the
parade takes place
is next Sunday.
I want to emphasize.
Hey! Do you know the reason
“why” she called so late?
That’s pretty simple
stuff there. Right?
Hey! The area where the
children are playing is safe.
I could say
the area “the” children
are playing is safe.
Hey! The area “where”
because it’s a space.
it’s an area.
I want to talk about that.
Here are a few more
thoughts for you.
“who” is used for people.
“Whose” is for possession.
“Whose” is this.
“Whose” phone is this?
“Whose” coffee is this?
“Which” is used for things.
Generally for just two things.
“That” can be used
for people and
things only in clearly
defining relative clauses that
don’t only add information.