Kamis, 22 November 2012

Adjectice Clauses

Adjective Clauses
Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns, giving a description or more information. An adjective clause is simply a group of words with a subject and a verb that provide a description. The clause starts with a pronoun such as who, whom, that, or which or an adverb such as when, where and why.

Rumus : Modified + Conjunction + Modifier


1. Mr Tom is my father. He works at BCA
  • Mr Tom who works at BCA is my father
2. Jack is a thief. I saw him steal a wallet
  • Jack whom I saw steal a wallet is a thief
3. The table is so expensive. I bought it last week
  • The table which I bought last week is so expensive
4. The house is beatiful. It belongs to Amir
  • The house which belongs to Amir is beautiful
5. The lady bought a car . her husband died a year ago
  • The lady whose husband died a year ago bought a car

 Who: used for humans in subject position:
Hans, who is an architect, lives in Berlin.
Whom: used for humans in object position:
Marike, whom Hans knows well, is an interior decorator.
Which: used for things and animals in subject or object position:
Marike has a dog which follows her everywhere.

That: used for humans, animals and things, in subject or object position (but see below): Marike is decorating a house that Hans designed.
Whose: used for humans, animalsi or objects to give information about their possessions.
The girl whose dress is red is my best friend.
Where: used for places
The hotel where we stayed last summer was very beautiful.
When: used for time
My baby was born in the year when I moved to Italy.

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