Relative Pronouns Examples [who, whom, whose which]

Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns are the pronouns that are used to join two clause, phrases or sentences.Relative pronouns are used to mean- who, whom, whose.

Ex:- I know the man who stole your car.

The boy who is sitting in the garden is my cousin.

The boy = noun,

who is sitting in the garden = adjective clause

Points to remember:-

  • An adjective clause modifies the noun/pronoun in a sentence that begins with who/which/whom/whose/that (relative pronoun).
  • An adjective clause comes after the noun/pronoun it modifies and the noun/pronoun are called antecedent.

relative pronouns

Relative pronouns examples 

 Incorrect: He is one of those students who comes late in the class.

Correct: He is one of those students who come late in the class.

Explanation:- The verb after relative pronouns(who/which/that) is used according to the number of antecedents (students)

Incorrect: This is the man that I was speaking of?

Correct: This is the man who I was speaking of?

Incorrect: Today I met a person, whom younger brother works with me.

Correct: Today I met a person, whose younger brother works with me.

 Incorrect: My friend, John will sell his house who is going abroad.

Correct: My friend, John who is going abroad will sell his house.

Incorrect: Tenali Raman was a great Telugu poet which was known for his wit and humor.

Correct: Tenali Raman was a great Telugu poet who was known for his wit and humor.

Explanation:- who is used for John not for the house, so it must follow that noun.

Incorrect: One of my desires are to become a doctor.

Correct: One of my desires is to become a doctor.

Explanation:- One of the+ plural noun/pronoun + singular verb

Incorrect: This is a boy who won the gold medal in the dance competition.

Correct: This is the boy who won the gold medal in the dance competition.

 Explanation:- The + Noun + who/which/that +verb

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