Relative Pronouns Video Lesson

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Relative Pronouns Definition

A relative pronoun is a type of pronoun that introduces a relative clause.  The following words are relative pronouns: that, which, who, whom, whose.

Examples of Relative Pronouns

Some examples of relative pronouns in action (introducing adjective clauses) would be the following:

  • The crowd cheered the runner who broke last year’s record.
  • Her favorite homemade cookies, which have been awarded many prizes, have the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter.
  • Shandra, whose essay won first place, will attend our local college in the fall.
  • The class president will be Jerome, whom we met last summer at camp.
  • I reached for the bowl that was on the top shelf.

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