RELATIVE CLAUSES - exercises with answers (grammar practice)


That's the man who lives next door to us. His wife's got a shop which sells all kinds of bags. The little dog that's in the garden is hers.

A relative clause is a part of a sentence. We use relative clauses to say which person or thing we are talking about or to give more information about it.

• We use who to talk about people
That's the man who lives next door to us.

• We use which to talk about things or animals:
His wife's got a shop which sells all kinds of bags.
They've got a black cat which sleeps on our garage roof.

• We use that to talk about people, things or animals:
I met a boy that knows your brother. 
Where's the key that was on my desk?
The little dog that's in the garden is hers.

EXERCISES

1. Circle the correct answer.

a) A friend who / which has got a car is going to drive us to the station.
b) The rooms who / that have the best view of the park are those at the back.
c) The students who / which have got exams often work late in the library.
d) The buses who / that stop here go to the town centre.
e) Danielle's going to stay in a hostel who / which is near the campsite.
f) Do you know the girl which / that lives opposite my house?
g) I've got some new trainers who  /which are really nice.
h) The letter who / that was on the table this morning is for Peter.
i) Somebody who / which is in my group at college lent me this camera.
j) Kelly's going to bring a cousin who / which is visiting from France.

2. Join the sentences. Use who, which or that.

a) A girl sings in our band. She's very good.
b) A man teaches me the guitar. He's a very good musician.
c) A friend gave me her guitar. She bought a new one.
d) Some people came to our first gig. They enjoyed it.
e) Some people talked to us after the gig. They said nice things.
f) Chalk is a kind of rock. It is soft and white.
g) An eagle is a big, strong bird. It eats meat.
h) A cactus is a plant. It grows in hot dry places.
i) A giraffe is an animal. It has a very long neck and long legs.
j) A glacier is a large quantity of ice. It moves slowly down a valley.

3. Complete the sentences. Use who, which or that and the phrases below.

are in the north 
crosses the river 
divides the city in two
made lots of musical instruments 
took us to some interesting places 
lived on the ground

a) The hotel was near the river _________________ .
b) We had a great tour guide ___________________ .
c) Every day we took the boat __________________ .
d) I bought a drum from a man _________________ .
e) I was afraid of the snakes ___________________ .
f) We visited the mountains ____________________.

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