ELLLO Intermediate English Lesson #5-07

The Adjective Clause

Watch these videos to learn how to use the adjective clause.

Adjective Clause with Relative Pronouns

Point 1: A defining relative clause is like an adjective, for it describes the noun or person by giving details about it.
  1. This is the shirt that I got on sale.
  2. This is the house that had the party.
  3. The class that I took is no longer offered at the school.
  4. Do you know someone who speaks French.
Point 2: We use that and which in defining clauses with nouns.
  1. The car that I just bought is really fast.
  2. The cafe that I usually go to is closed today.
  3. The town that I grew up in is not the same anymore.
  4. The dog which lives over there is very scary.
Point 3: We use that and who in defining clauses with people.
  1. I know a guy that owns his own island.
  2. I know a guy who owns his own island.
  3. I only date people that don't smoke.
  4. I only date people who don't smoke.
Point 4: If the noun and the subject of the relative clause are the same thing, then you cannot omit the subject in the relative clause.
  1. I bought a car that runs on solar power.
  2. She lives in a house that is over 200 years old.
  3. He has a last name that is very hard to pronounce.
  4. We have a old TV which only get three channels.

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