Is Relative Pronoun A Clause: 5 Facts You Should Know


A pronoun that introduces a clause to qualify an antecedent is called relative pronoun on the other hand a relative clause is a group of words work together in a sentence that is depending on the main clause.

Examples-

They created a history that will never forgettable.

Explanation-in this example the word ‘That’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘A history’ and introduces the relative clause ‘that will never forgettable.’ The main clause is ‘ They created a history‘ in the sentence.

You need not knock me in the time when you will come.

Explanation-in this example the word ‘when’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘In the time’ and introduces the relative clause ‘when you will come.’ The main clause is ‘You need not knock me in the time‘ in the sentence.

Examples of Relative Pronoun Clause-

  1. The cat which is under the table looking for mice.
  2. The man who is walking on the road is my grandfather.
  3. Arup who stayed with me last night in our house is my best friend.
  4. You can take pens which one you desire.
  5. Shyamal met at 9.30 PM when I was waiting for Ashutosh in the hotel.
  6. I will help anyone whosoever will help me in this matter.
  7. Only teacher can join this function that is conducted in the community hall.
  8. They will meet that person whomever I knew closely.
  9. The trees are bearing many fruits which are delicious.
  10. The girls, whose father are farmers can visit my office anytime.
  11. She is an artist, who could draw a portrait of mother land.
  12. There is a solution that can be either hard or easy.
  13. We are students who should obey our teachers.
  14. They created a history that will never forgettable.
  15. You need not knock me in the time when you will come.
  16. Arnab, Sayan, and Rabi went to watch a movie that was a horror one.
  17. I must go to the place where my mind will be free and fresh.
  18. This is the person whom I met yesterday at the bus stand.
  19. I like that thing which is extraordinary to look.
  20. The rainbow is in the sky where I find the canvas of my mind.
  21. The cat which is under the table looking for mice.
  22. The man who is walking on the road is my grandfather.
  23. The boy rides on a bicycle that is his elder brother.
  24. The girl was awarded a prize that was a trophy.
  25. The man whose children are playing in the garden is my uncle.
  26. I don’t want to lose my patient which is my treasure.
  27. Suddenly I came across the person whomever I needed much.
  28. There are two couples whose parents are professors.
  29. The students and parents meeting that is arranged in the school.
  30. Please visit in the place wherever you wish to come.
  31. The boy whose father is an MBBS.

Explanations

1. The cat which is under the table looking for mice.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘which’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘The cat’ and introduces the relative clause ‘which is under the table looking for mice.’

2. The man who is walking on the road is my grandfather.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘Who’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘The man’ and introduces the relative clause ‘who is walking on the road is my grandfather.’

3. Arup who stayed with me last night in our house is my best friend.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘Who’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘Arup’ and introduces the relative clause ‘who stayed with me last night in our house was my best friend.’

4. You can take pens which one you desire.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘Which’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘Pens’ and introduces the relative clause, which you desire.’

5. Shyamal met at 9.30 PM when I was waiting for Ashutosh in the hotel.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘When’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘At 9.30 PM’ and introduces the relative clause ‘when I was waiting for Ashutosh in the hotel.

is relative pronoun a clause
Is Relative Pronoun A Clause

Is relative pronoun a clause?

No, a relative pronoun cannot be a clause. A relative pronoun initiates relative clause.

Examples- who, whom, whose, which that are mostly used. We use them to refer a specific purpose.

Relative PronounsPurposes
Who                                   Refers to a person
Which      An animal and thing
ThatRefers to a person, animal or thing
When    Refers to a time
Whose   Used to show possession of something or someone
Whom Refers to the object (the noun or pronoun that receives the action)
Where               Refers to a place
Relative Pronouns & Their Purposes

                           

                 

How clauses are related with relative pronouns?

A clause is a complete sentence when a clause depends on the independent that is relative clause. Its starts with relative pronoun that adds information about the subject/object in the sentences.

Examples-

She is an artist, who could draw a portrait of mother land.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘who’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘An artist’ and introduces the relative clause ‘who could draw a portrait of mother land.’

There is a solution that can be either hard or easy.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘That’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘A solution’ and introduces the relative clause ‘that can be either hard or easy.’

Difference between relative pronoun and clause

Relative pronounRelative clause
A relative noun is a pronoun that introduces a relative clause.A relative clause is a group of words that is a subject and verb combination. It relates information with the antecedent.
The relative pronouns are Who, Whom, Whose, which, That etc.The relative clause linking words are Who, Whom, Whose, which, That, when etc.
Relative pronouns are the subjects and objects of the relative clause.Relative clause is formed by using as subjects and objects of the relative pronouns.
  
Difference between Relative Pronoun and Relative Clause

Which type clause uses relative pronoun

Adjective clause is a clause of a group of words that acts as an adjective in a sentence to describe the essential and non- essential information of that noun or pronoun and modifies the noun or pronoun. It is a dependent clause which is stared with a relative pronoun.

Examples-

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Amit will anything else whatever he can.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘Whatever’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘anything else’ and introduces the relative clause ‘whatever he can.’

The girl is gifted a story book that she kept in her bed room.

Explanation- in this example the word ‘That’ is a relative pronoun that is relates to ‘A story book’ and introduces the relative clause ‘that she kept in her bed room.’

Conclusion

A relative pronoun introduces a relative clause in a sentence that acts as subject/ object/ conjunction. A relative clause can not be a relative pronoun.

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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