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RELATIVE PRONOUNS Some examples of Relative Pronouns in English : “I cannot find the book which/that I left on the table” “I know the woman who has blue eyes” “I have just seen the man whom you interviewed” “Do you know the boy whose parents died so tragically?” Note : The Relative Pronoun will have: i) the same number (singular or plural) as the word in the main sentence/clause to which it refers. ii) the same gender (m. f. n.) as the word in the main sentence/clause to which it refers iii) BUT its case (nom. gen. dat. etc.) will depend on its role in its own clause. For Example: “The woman, whom you love, has arrived.” The whom will be i) singular – it refers to “woman” ii) feminine – it refers to “woman”
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Unformatted text preview: but iii) Accusative because it is the Direct Object of “you love” even though “woman” is Nominative (“woman” is the subject of the main clause). Another Example: “I killed the man to whom you gave the book.” I = Nom. man = Acc. to whom = Dat. the book = Acc. to whom refers to “man” and so will be singular and masculine , but dative because in its own clause it is the Indirect Object : “you gave the book to …..” The Latin Relative Pronoun Sing. Plur. Nom. qui quae quod qui quae quae Gen. cuius cuius cuius quorum quarum quorum Dat. cui cui cui quibus quibus quibus Acc. quem quam quod quos quas quae Abl. quo qua quo quibus quibus quibus...
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  • Fall '12
  • LillianRamsey
  • Latin, Relative pronoun, M. F. N.

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