relativeque - two examples is "que". It can be...

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One way to view relative pronouns is to recognize that they combine two sentences that share a common noun. In the following example, the common noun is "milk" or "leche." ¿Dónde está la leche? Where is the milk? Compraste leche. You bought milk. ¿Dónde está la leche que compraste? Where is the milk that you bought? Another way to view relative pronouns is to recognize that they are used to introduce a clause that modifies a noun. In the following example, the clause "I finished last night" modifies the noun "book." Terminé el libro anoche. I finished the book last night. El libro es muy extenso. The book is very long. El libro que terminé anoche es muy extenso. The book that I finished last night is very long. The most common relative pronoun, and the one used in the previous
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Unformatted text preview: two examples is "que". It can be used to refer to both persons and things, in either the subject or the object position. "Que" is the Spanish equivalent of the English words: who, whom, which, and that. El hombre que es pobre . .. (person, subject) The man who is poor . .. Los libros que son extensos . .. (thing, subject) The books which are long . .. La seorita que conoc . .. (person, object) The young lady whom I met . .. La carta que leste . .. (thing, object) The letter that you read . .. The relative pronoun is often omitted in English, but it is never omitted in Spanish. La casa que compramos es nueva. The house (that) we bought is new. El programa que miraba era cmico. The show (that) I was watching was comical....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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