Relative pronouns exercise

September 29, 2012pdf

A relative pronoun is used to repeat the meaning of a previous noun; at the same time it connects a relative clause to the rest of the sentence. So it acts as a conjunction and a pronoun at the same time.  Test your knowledge of relative pronouns with this grammar test.

1. I know a man ……………………………………….. has just been to Australia.

a) who

b) whom

c) which

2. Show me the road …………………………………. leads to the railway station.

a) which

b) that

c) which or that

3. Here is the doctor ……………………………………. cured me of Typhoid.

a) who

b) which

c) who or that

4. He……………………………………. does his best should be rewarded.

a) who

b) whom

c) which

5. Wellington, ……………………………………. defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, was a great general.

a) who

b) that

c) who or that

6. He is a rascal …………………………………….. no one trusts.

a) who

b) whom

c) that

7. The boy ………………………………………… you saw yesterday is my nephew.

a) who

b) whom

c) whom or that

8. The man …………………………………………… stole the money has been arrested.

a) who

b) whom

c) who or that

9. This is the house…………………………………… was built in two weeks.

a) which

b) what

c) which or that

10. The news ………………………………………… I heard astonished me.

a) that

b) what

c) who

Answers

1. I know a man who has just been to Australia.

2. Show me the road that / which leads to the railway station.

3. Here is the doctor who / that cured me of typhoid.

4. He who does his best should be rewarded.

5. Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, was a great general.

6. He is a rascal whom no one trusts.

7. The boy whom/ that you saw yesterday is my nephew.

8. The man who / that stole the money has been arrested.

9. This is the house which/that was built in two weeks.

10. The news that I heard astonished me.

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