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Relative/Adjective Clause Exercises With Answers

Relative/Adjective Clause Exercises
Relative/Adjective Clause Exercises

A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a predicate. And we have already learned about the clause and independent and dependent clauses and relative or adjective clause. In the article below, we have prepared relative/adjective clause exercises with answers for ESL learners.

Relative/Adjective Clause Exercises

Attempt the following exercises and then compare your answers with the correct answers are given below and find your mistakes.

Exercise 1:

Complete each sentence with who, which, or whose. Choose the best (most grammatically correct) option.

  1. That’s the man ___________________________ wallet I found.
  2. That’s the singer __________________________ CD I bought.
  3. That’s the woman ________________________ helped me cross the street.
  4. That’s the house ___________________________ my parents used to live in.
  5. The key _________________________ opens the basement door is very small.
  6. The man __________________________ asked me the time was very handsome.
  7. The rug ____________________________ I want to buy is very expensive.
  8. The other students _____________________________ are in my class are younger than me.
  9. The teacher _________________________________ car was stolen was very upset.
  10. The boy_____________________________is standing outside is my brother.

Exercise 2:

Complete the sentences with the relative pronouns who, which, or that.

  1. There are many people who are overweight.
  2. The novel ____________ I read was wonderful.
  3. This is the school _________________ was established in 1995.
  4. Those are the girls _____________ are coming to our class.
  5. That one is the house _____________ I want to buy.
  6. Did you watch the program _____________ I told you about?
  7. Those are the students, _____________ learn English at EYES.
  8. Snooker is a game ________________ I played when I lived in Great Britain

Exercise 3:

Directions: Combine two sentences together to make one sentence. Put the adjective clause after the noun that it describes. You can use “who” or “that” to put the clauses together.
Example:

  • The student is a very nice person. She comes from Japan.
  • The student who comes from Japan is a very nice person.

1. We sent a package to our relatives. They live in California.
2. The woman works as a cashier. She sits next to me in the classroom.
3. The book was expensive. I bought it yesterday.
4. The TOEFL test was very difficult. We passed it.
5. The car has a bad engine. I bought it last month.
6. I lived in an apartment building. It had a very slow elevator.
7. You should see a doctor. He can help you with your back problems.
8. The tornado was extremely powerful. It hit Minnesota.
9. The woman is very nice. She lives in Hazara Town.
10. My brother returned the pants. They were too big for me.

Exercise 4:

Directions: Combine the sentences. Use formal written English.

  1. I like people. They are good listeners.
  2. I bought a computer. It doesn’t work very well.
  3. She’s a woman. She always eats nutritious food.
  4. This is the camera. I bought it last week.
  5. These are the pictures. I took them last weekend.
  6. I notice people. They wear colorful clothes.
  7. I finally bought the dress. I tried it on three times yesterday.
  8. The movie wasn’t very interesting. I saw it last night.
  9. I know a teacher. Her classes are always full.
  10. The teacher teaches English at EYES. I met him yesterday.
  11. He didn’t like the car. He test drove it yesterday.
  12. The clown made everyone laugh. He rode backward on an elephant.
  13. The airplane landed successfully. It almost crashed.
  14. Alan was hit by a flowerpot. It had fallen off a windowsill.
  15. Then, he was splashed by a car. It had driven through a mud puddle.
  16. My neighbor complains about my stereo. His tenants play drums loudly until midnight.
  17. I have a good friend. He lives in Brazil.
  18. I admire people. They aren’t afraid to work hard.
  19. The house is no longer for sale. I checked it out yesterday.
  20. The students are strong in English. I taught them last year.
  21. The boy was bitten by a dog. He delivers our newspapers.
  22. Both dogs chased the ball. I threw it as far as I could.
  23. The nurse gave the patient an injection. It made him go to sleep.
  24. Students should take them to the hall. Their cell phones ring in class.
  25. The apartment is downtown. My friends have rented it.

Answers:

Exercise 1.

  1. That is the man whose wallet I found.
  2. That is the singer whose CD I bought.
  3. That woman helped me cross the street.
  4. That is the house which my parents used to live in.
  5. The key, which opens the basement door, is very small.
  6. The man who asked me the time was very handsome.
  7. The rug, which I want to buy, is very expensive.
  8. The other students who are in my class are younger than me.
  9. The teacher whose car was stolen was very upset.
  10. The boy who is standing outside is my brother.

Exercise 2.

  1. There are many people who are overweight.
  2. The novel, which I read, was wonderful.
  3. This is the school that was established in 1995.
  4. Those are the girls who are coming to our class.
  5. That one is the house that I want to buy.
  6. Did you watch the program, which I told you about?
  7. Those are the students, who learn English at EYES.
  8. Snooker is a game which I played when I lived in Great Britain

Exercise 3.

  1. We sent a package to our relatives who live in California.
  2. The woman who sits next to me in the classroom works as a cashier.
  3. The book that I bought it yesterday was expensive
  4. The TOEFL test that we passed it was very difficult.
  5. The car that I bought it last month has a bad engine.
  6. I lived in an apartment building that had a very slow elevator.
  7. You should see a doctor who can help you with your back problems.
  8. The tornado that hit Minnesota was extremely powerful.
  9. The woman who lives in Hazara Town is very nice
  10. My brother returned the pants that they were too big for me.

Exercise 4.

  1. I like people who are good listeners.
  2. I bought a computer, that doesn’t work very well.
  3. She’s a woman who always eats nutritious food.
  4. This is the camera, which I bought last week.
  5. These are the pictures, which I took last weekend.
  6. I notice people who wear colorful clothes.
  7. I finally bought the dress, which I tried on three times yesterday.
  8. The movie was not very interesting which I saw last night.
  9. I know a teacher whose classes are always full.
  10. The teacher who I met yesterday teaches English at Learn ESL.
  11. He didn’t like the car which test drove yesterday.
  12. The clown who rode backward on an elephant made everyone laugh.
  13. The airplane that almost crashed landed successfully.
  14. Alan who had fallen off a windowsill was hit by a flowerpot.
  15. Then, he was splashed by a car which had driven through a mud puddle.
  16. My neighbor stereo whose tenants play drums loudly until midnight complains about my
  17. I have a good friend who lives in Brazil.
  18. I admire people who aren’t afraid to work hard.
  19. The house, which I checked out yesterday, is no longer for sale.
  20. The students whom I taught last year are strong in English.
  21. The boy who delivers our newspapers was bitten by a dog.
  22. Both dogs chased the ball, which I threw as far as I could.
  23. The nurse gave the patient an injection, which made him go to sleep.
  24. Students whose cell phones ring in class should take them to the hall.
  25. The apartment which my friends have rented is downtown.

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