Adjective Clauses

Adjective Clauses

An adjective clause is a group of words that describes a noun.  An adjective clause is used to add information to the subject or the object of a sentence.

Example:

The adjective clauses are written in bold:

a.  The man who lives next door to me is very nice.    =  A man lives next door to me.  +  He is very nice.

b.  I met a woman who told me I should apply for the job.  =  I met a woman.  +  She told me I should apply for the job.

c.  Andrew bought Suzanne the gift that she had told him about.  = Suzanne told Andrew about a gift.  Andrew then bought it.

The adjective clauses (“who lives next door to me”) are not complete sentences.  Rather, they are a part of the main clause (“The man is very nice.”).

 

Try to form adjective clauses by combining the following sentences:

1.  A woman drove Mary and Edwin to work.  +   She was very nice. = _______________________________________

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