Underline the adjective clauses: grammar exercise

November 28, 2013pdf

Adjective clauses are used to modify nouns or pronouns. Underline the adjective clauses in the following sentences and state which noun or pronoun is modified by them.

1. The girl who won the first prize is my niece.

2. The forest through which we travelled was dark and gloomy.

3. My sister who lives in Mexico is a nurse.

4. This is the same house that Tennyson occupied.

5. This is the same old story that we have been hearing since our childhood.

6. He has a brilliant son who is certain to bring credit to his family.

7. All that glitters is not gold.

8. He that is down fears no fall.

9. The plan I proposed was rejected.

10. This is the reason why he does not want to come here.

Answers

1. The girl who won the first prize is my niece. (Modifies the noun girl.)

2. The forest through which we travelled was dark and gloomy. (Modifies the noun forest.)

3. My sister who lives in Mexico is a nurse. (Modifies the noun sister)

4. This is the same house that Tennyson occupied. (Modifies the noun house)

5. This is the same old story that we have been hearing since our childhood. (Modifies the noun story)

6. He has a brilliant son who is certain to bring credit to his family. (Modifies the noun son)

7. All that glitters is not gold. (Modifies the determiner all)

8. He that is down fears no fall. (Modifies the pronoun he)

9. The plan (that) I proposed was rejected. (Modifies the noun plan)

10. This is the reason why he does not want to come here. (Modifies the noun reason)

 

 

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