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.
- This is the shirt that I got on sale.
- This is the house that had the party.
- The class that I took is no longer offered at the school.
- Do you know someone who speaks French.
Point 2: We use that and which in defining clauses with nouns.
- The car that I just bought is really fast.
- The cafe that I usually go to is closed today.
- The town that I grew up in is not the same anymore.
- The dog which lives over there is very scary.
Point 3: We use that and who in defining clauses with people.
- I know a guy that owns his own island.
- I know a guy who owns his own island.
- I only date people that don't smoke.
- 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.
- I bought a car that runs on solar power.
- She lives in a house that is over 200 years old.
- He has a last name that is very hard to pronounce.
- We have a old TV which only get three channels.