Lesson 2ª: Grammar


 

Relative Clauses

Look at the following sentences. The relative clause is in bold:

Mc Donald's is a place which sells hamburgers. Sally Jones is the manager of the McDonalds on Oxford Street, which was one of the first fast food restaurants opened.

The relative clause in the first sentence is a defining clause. It tells us what type of restaurant Mc Donald's is and is therefore essential to the meaning of the sentence.

The relative clause in the second sentence is a non-defining clause. It gives us extra information about Mc Donald's.

-------- ooo O ooo --------

Practice

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1.- Look at the following sentences and decide whether they are defining or non-defining relative clauses.

2.- Join each pair of sentences using a relative pronoun