Relative Pronouns

Relative Pronouns - people Ex: Shes the type of person...

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Relative Pronouns 1. Types of relative clauses a) Defining relative clause( aka restrictive relative clause) - Add essential information about the antecedent in the main clause. - Relative pronouns ARE NOT separated from the main clause by a comma. Ex: The person who gave you the CD is my brother. b) Non-defining relative clause ( aka non-restrictive relative clause) - Provide non-essential information about the antecedent in the main clause - Relative pronouns ARE separated from the main clause by a comma Ex: Mr. Peterson, who is portfolio manager, gave me helpful advice about job search. 2. Special rules a) That vs. Who That may be used to refer to the characteristics or abilities of an individual or a group of
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Unformatted text preview: people Ex: Shes the type of person who/that does everything on her own. Who is preferred when talking about particular person in formal language Ex: The lady who talked to you was a famous writer. b) That vs. Which In some cases, that is more appropriate than which : After the pronouns "all," "any(thing)," "every(thing)," "few," "little," "many," "much," "no(thing)," "none," "some(thing)": Ex: There were a few people that participated in the study. After the noun modified by an adjective in the superlative degree: Ex: This is the best food Ive ever had!...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH BUS M 596R taught by Professor Hudgen during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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