Compound Relative Pronoun: 5 Facts You Should Know


A compound relative pronoun is a pronoun, it has a double function that acts as a subject, object or also acts as a conjunction rest of the sentence.

ExamplesWhoever, Whatever, Whichever, However, Whenever, and Whosoever.

Examples with Explanations

1. I met the man whoever I saw in the party.

Explanation- In the sentence “Whoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The man” is an essential part in the sentence.

2.We shall help him whoever will help us.

Explanation- In the sentence “Whoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The people” is an essential part in the sentence.

3. You will stay anything whatever you can.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whatever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Anything” is an essential part in the sentence.

4. They bought some fruits whichever stored in the freeze.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Fruits” is an essential part in the sentence.

5. Please tell the man whosoever will meet me that I shall be here.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whosoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The man” is an essential part in the sentence.

6. You can go whoever you with.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “someone” is an essential part in the sentence.

7. He listens the persons to whomever he communicates.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The persons” is an essential part in the sentence.

8. The student will be successful in the thing whichever he will try.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Thing” is an essential part in the sentence.

9. The children whomever I taught English they are the students of primary school.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whomever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The children” is an essential part in the sentence.

10. Animesh did a mistake whichever is unexpected.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Mistake” is an essential part in the sentence.

11. The officer, whoever joined in the district office is my relative.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The officer” is an essential part in the sentence.

12. This is not going fruitful whatever you can do.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whatever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “This” is an essential part in the sentence.

13. I visited the place wherever I would wish to go yesterday.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Wherever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The place” is an essential part in the sentence.

14. We made a plan whichever we could.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “A plan” is an essential part in the sentence.

15. I don’t believe in whatever you say.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whatever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Thing” is an essential part in the sentence.

16. They will comment him whenever will comment them.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whenever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Time” is an essential part in the sentence.

17. I must be in the place wherever you will ask.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Wherever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The place” is an essential part in the sentence.

18. Wherever they stay I will find them.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whoever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The place” is an essential part in the sentence.

19. Whatever Amit will do, he will be successful.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whatever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Thing” is an essential part in the sentence.

20. Whichever decision he took, all went in favour of him.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Thing” is an essential part in the sentence.

21. However, he got all books, he returned all to Akash.

Explanation- In the sentence “ However” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “He” is an essential part in the sentence.

22. My uncle will return whomever I want to see.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whomever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “My uncle” is an essential part in the sentence.

23. Abhijit goes to wherever his father works in.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Wherever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “Abhijit” is an essential part in the sentence.

24. Somehow the car failed its brake whichever my brother drove.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The car” is an essential part in the sentence.

25. I will come in the place, wherever they call.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Wherever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The place” is an essential part in the sentence.

26. The boy told all the things whichever were not correct.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “All the things” is an essential part in the sentence.

27. The investigation organization is busy to find out the clues whichever is so tough.

Explanation- In the sentence “Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The clues” is an essential part in the sentence.

28. The colours of the rainbow whichever we see in the sky is amazing.

Explanation- In the sentence “Whichever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The rainbow” is an essential part in the sentence.

29. We are prying to the God whomever we can feel his presence in our soul.

Explanation- In the sentence “ Whomever” is a compound relative pronoun and the antecedent “The God” is an essential part in the sentence.

How compound relative pronouns are formed?

Compound relative pronouns are formed adding —ever/soever suffixes with interrogative words.

Compound relative pronoun formation-

Serial No.Wh-Words +— Ever/SoeverCompound Relative Pronouns
1.Who + everWhoever
2.What + everWhatever
3.Which+ everWhichever
4.How + everHowever
5.When +everWhenever
6.Who + soeverWhosoever
7.What+ soeverWhatsoever
8.Which + soeverWhichsoever
9.How+   soeverHowsoever
Compound Relative Pronouns
compound relative pronoun
Compound Relative Pronoun Examples

When compound relative pronouns are used?

A pronoun refers to a noun of any person, place, thing or idea.

That was mentioned before. A compound noun is a word, when it is used to explain the mentioned above related to noun. It expresses the human mind alertness to describe something of noun and functions as adjective in the sentences.

Can compound relative pronoun be singular?

Yes, a compound relative pronoun can be a singular which depends on the antecedent in the sentence and it will take a singular verb after it.

Can compound relative pronoun be plural?

Yes, a compound relative pronoun can be a plural if the antecedent in the sentence will be plural.

Can compound relative pronoun be adjective?

Yes, a compound relative pronoun can be adjective. An adjective pronoun relates to a noun or pronoun to add more about the it. As compound relative pronoun does so it is also adjective.

Conclusion

A compound relative pronoun is a combination of double functional words i.e., Wh- word + ever/soever.

Bhabesh Sing

Hi! I am Bhabesh Sing. I have completed M.A in English(IGNOU) and M.A in Vocal Music ( RBU Kolkata) with B.Ed(WBUTTEPA). I am a creative writer. Currently I am a part of the Lambda Geeks.

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