Sentences (Relative Clauses) 01
The car, which was wrapped in a huge green ribbon, was his birthday present. This sentence contains the subordinate clause "which was wrapped in a huge green ribbon".

Sentences (Relative Clauses) 01

A relative clause is an example of a subordinate clause: 'My book, which is lost, contains my homework'. Subordinate clauses provide extra information, often containing a subject (doer) and verb (action word). Mark clauses off with commas.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
  1. Select the correct term for the following.
    ....... an electrician's toolbox .......
    A phrase is a group of words: here a noun phrase
  2. Select the correct term for the following.
    The toolbox, which he carried, was heavy.
    Complex sentence = two or more clauses
  3. Select the correct term for the following.
    ....... in his hand .......
    A phrase or group of words
  4. Select the correct term for the following.
    ....... the shop's lights .......
    A phrase acting as a noun
  5. Select the correct term for the following.
    He carried a toolbox and he mended the shop's lights.
  6. Select the correct term for the following.
    The electrician arrived and he carried his toolbox.
    A compound sentence = simple sentences joined
  7. Select the correct term for the following.
    Its lights, which had been working, had broken.
    A relative clause can begin with 'which' or 'who'
  8. Select the correct term for the following.
    He carried a toolbox in his hand.
    Subject (he), verb (carried), object (toolbox) = simple
  9. Select the correct term for the following.
    The electrician, whom they had telephoned, arrived.
    A relative clause is a type of subordinate clause
  10. Select the correct term for the following.
    The shop, which was apparently open, had no lights on.
    You find relative clauses in complex sentences

Author: Sue Daish

The Tutor in Your Computer!

Quiz yourself clever - 3 free quizzes in every section

  • Join us (£9.95/month) to play over 4,000 more quizzes
  • Reinforce your school learning in the comfort of home
  • Build your confidence in National Curriculum subjects
  • Test yourself to identify gaps in learning
  • Revise fast for tests and exams

© Copyright 2016-2017 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more