Sentences (Relative Clauses)
The car, which was wrapped in a huge green ribbon, was his birthday present.

Sentences (Relative Clauses)

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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.

Challenge your knowledge of relative clauses by playing this enjoyable middle school quiz.

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

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