- ElisaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
This is a grammar website that states when to use relative pronouns.
Relative pronouns are used to combine two dependent sentences into one.
1) The chef won the competition. The chef studied in Paris.
=> The chef who won the competition studied in Paris.
*In this sentence, WHO relates back to (or is relative to) the noun CHEF. WHO also acts as the subject of the dependent clause and the verb WON. The dependent clause: who won the competition. The independent clause: The chef studied in Paris.
2) Carl bought a shirt. The shirt has a stain on the pocket.
=> Carl bought a shirt that has a stain on the pocket, or
=> The shirt that Carl bought has a stain on the pocket
* In the latter sentence, the relative pronoun is an object in the dependent clause.
3) Negotiations were not going smoothly between the two leaders. The two leaders made no bones about not liking each other.
=> Negotiations were not going smoothly between the two leaders, who made no bones about not liking each other.
* WHO relates back to the noun LEADERS and is the subject of the dependent
4) Clinton refused to head toward the center on affirmative action and abortion. Affirmative action and abortion are two most sacred issues to the traditional liberal wing of the party.
=> Clinton refused to head toward the center on affirmative action and abortion, which are the two most sacred issues to the traditional liberal wing of the party.
* WHICH relates back to the noun AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND ABORTION and the information following it is not necessary for the reader to know what AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND ABORTION the sentence is about.Source(s): Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
- 1 decade ago
我個人覺得如果都要記住什麼時候放"關係代名詞"會很辛苦, 建議你參考文法書多看看句子什麼情況下放"關係代名詞", 會有心得哦!而且真的了解比死記記得久!