The Theory of Relative Clauses
In This Chapter
◆ Useful words to learn
◆ The relative clause
◆ The relative pronoun
◆ Indefinites, intensives and interrogatives
Your relatives are people you’re pretty much stuck with. They’re connected to you for birthday parties, family reunions, and obligatory correspondence like congratulations or condolences. Although you’re closely related, your life would go on without them. So it is with relative clauses. The sentence is complete without them, but the relative clause brings information and adds a little excitement to the sentence, just as Uncle Edwin does to Thanksgiving dinner.
Words That Must Be Learned
The following table lists just a few new words you need to learn so you can read the relative ...