Join with a relative pronoun

March 27, 2014pdf

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences using a restrictive or a non-restrictive relative clause. Put commas wherever necessary.

An example is given below.

  • I want a doll. It should be able to sing and dance.

We can combine these two sentences using a restrictive (or identifying) relative clause.

Note that a restrictive relative clause is not separated from the rest of the sentence with a comma.

  • I want a doll which can sing and dance.

Exercise

1. Our General Manager has retired. He is planning to go abroad.

2. Our child has no appetite for food. She should be taken to the doctor.

3. My grandmother can’t read or write. She used to tell me a lot of stories.

4. This medicine relives pain instantly. It was prescribed by a native doctor.

5. My friend Charles passed away last week. He was very dear to me.

6. I met with an accident. I shall tell you about it.

7. A doctor treated me last year. I would like to consult him now.

8. Our grandmother told us a story. We had not heard it before.

9. Several boys went on the study tour. One of them is missing.

10. Some students don’t have to pay the application fee. They belong to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

Answers

1. Our General Manager, who has retired, is planning to go abroad.

2. Our child, who has no appetite for food, should be taken to the doctor.

3. My grandmother, who can’t read or write, used to tell me a lot of stories.

4. This medicine, which was prescribed by a native doctor, relives pain instantly.

5. My friend Charles, who was very dear to me, passed away last week.

6. I met with an accident about which I shall tell you.

7. I would like to consult the doctor who treated me last year.

8. Our grandmother told us a story which we had not heard before.

9. One of the boys who went on the study tour is missing.

10. Students who belong to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes don’t have to pay the application fee.

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