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Complex and compound-complex sentences

Complex sentences that contain an adjective clause

  • The dependent clause in these sentences functions as an adjective.
  • Adjective clauses begin with words like who, whom, whose, which, that, where or when, called relative pronouns.
  • Relative pronouns take the place of a noun or pronoun that appears earlier (the antecedent), and it adds meaning to it.
  • These clauses usually go immediately after the antecedent.
  • Use them to:
    • combine ideas,
    • make your writing clearer and less repetitive, and
    • make your sentences longer.
  • Use them also to give specific information about a noun

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