Relative clauses in composition

In this activity, students will look at examples of sentences and turn them into one sentence that incorporates a relative clause with a relative pronoun. You can review relative clauses and relative pronouns using the Englicious glossary and 'Professional development' pages, found in the 'Content type' menu to the left.

The Activity page in the right hand menu can be displayed on a projector or smart board. The first three slides provide examples: a pair of sentences is presented first, and then that pair of sentences is linked using a relative pronoun such as which or who. Students should look at example and describe how the sentences have been linked. They can ask the following questions:

In the fourth slide, a list of sentence pairs is presented. Students should use what they've learned from the previous examples to generate their own combinations using relative pronouns. There may be more than one possibility for each pair of sentences.

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Relative clauses in composition: Activity

Now try to create your own single sentence, using a relative clause, from these sentences:

  1. We are going to the shop. The shop sells flowers.
  2. He had stolen the cash. The cash had been donated by pensioners.
  3. The same situation occurred in the last game. The last game ended in a draw.
  4. Because of Simon we won’t be able to go. Simon has been arrested.
  5. The minister was forced to repay her expenses. The minister was criticised for irregularities in her expenses.
  6. I spoke this morning to Fiona Barton. Fiona Barton’s husband was in Kuwait at the time of the invasion.
  7. The chocolate muffins have all been eaten. I made the chocolate muffins.

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