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1.- Join each pair of sentences with a defining relative clause. Indicate all the possibilities. 1. Last week I bought a book which was a best seller 2. This is the book (which/that) I found the information in. OR this is the book in which I found the information. 4. I didn’t recognise Susan, to whom I talked/who I talked to. 5. She hasn’t given me back the book (which/that) she borrowed from me last week. 6. Have you seen the biscuits which/that were on the top shelf? 7. The woman who/that gave me the application form told me how to fill it out. 8. The novel is about a child whose parents die in the jungle. 9. Charles Chaplin was a famous comedian who/that directed well-known films. 10. You are going to meet a girl tomorrow who/that is intelligent and pretty, too. 11. I bought a new CD which/that has songs by different country music singers.

2.- Join each pair of sentences with a non-defining relative clause. 1. Fur coats, which produce indignation among animal lovers, are very popular among wealthy women. OR Fur coats, which are very popular among wealthy women, produce indignation among animal lovers. 2.My English friends, who live in Leeds, work for the RSPCA. OR My English friends, who work for the RSPCA, live in Leeds. 3. Harry, who’s very fond of pets, has got a dog, a cat, two hamsters and three budgies. OR Harry, who’s got a dog, a cat, two hamsters and three budgies, is very fond of pets. 4. My brother, who studied zoology, works in a natural history museum. OR My brother, who works in a natural history museum, studied zoology. 5. The Tower of London, which is on the River Thames, is one of the most famous buildings in Britain. OR The Tower of London, which is one of the most famous buildings in Britain, is on the River Thames. 6.Fiesta, which is also called The Sun Also Rises, was written by Ernest Hemingway OR Fiesta, which was written by Ernest Hemingway is also called The Sun Also Rises. 7. The new tunnel, which is the safest in Europe, will be opened next month OR The new tunnel, which will be opened next month, is the safest in Europe. 8. Michael, who stayed up until 4 a.m watching athletics, is still asleep OR Michael, who is still asleep, stayed up until 4 a.m. watching athletics. 9. Tina, whose parents were away on business, gave a big party in her house. . 10. Doris Lessing, who wrote The Golden Notebook, was born in Persia OR Doris Lessing, who was born in Persia, wrote The Golden Notebook.


11. Sara, who has never visited England or America, speaks good English OR Sara, who speaks good English, has never visited England or America. 3. Join each pair of sentences with a defining relative clause. Indicate all possibilities. 1. Last week I bought a book which/that was written 300 years ago. 2. This is the magazine in (which/that) I found an article about how young gorillas learn. 3. I like people who/that are honest. 4. I didn’t know the girl (who/that)I talked to at the bus stop. OR I didn’t know the girl to whom I talked at the bus stop 5. She hasn’t given me back the book (which/that) she borrowed from me last month. 6. Have you seen the mobile phone (which/that) John left here on Saturday?

4. Join these sentences using a non-defining relative clause. Indicate all possibilities

1.The bus, which was full of noisy children, broke down at the top of the hill OR The bus, which broke down at the top of the hill, was full of noisy children 2. The boy, whose grandparents bought him a present, wanted a silver mountain bike. 3. Her book, which was published last year, became an instant best-seller. OR Her book, which became an instant best-seller, was published last year. 4. The strange old lady, who lives next door, is watching you again. OR The strange old lady, who is watching you again, lives next door. 5. The shoes, which I finally bought, were the first ones I tried on. 6. The dog, whose owner is never home, barks all the time. 5.- Read the information and complete the sentences using a relative clause, which may be defining or non-defining. Use commas where necessary. 1.- The woman who/that lives next door is a doctor. 2.- My brother Jim , who lives in London, is a doctor. OR My brother Jim, who is a doctor, lives in London. 3.- The strike at the car factory, which lasted ten days, is over now. OR The strike at the car factory, which is over now, lasted ten days. 4.-I've found the book (which/ that) I was looking for this morning. 5.- Margaret has a son. She showed me a photograph of him. He's a policeman. Margaret showed me a photograph of her son, who is a policeman. 6.- Join the following sentences using a relative clause. Use commas where necessary and indicate all possibilities. 1.- What have you done with the money (which/that) I gave to you this morning?


2.- Mr Carter, who I spoke to on the phone last night, is very interested in our plan. OR Mr Carter, to whom I spoke on the phone last night, is very interested in our plan 3.- I can't find the shop where I bought my new PC . 4.- This is a photograph of our friends, who we went on holiday with / with whom we went on holiday. 5.- They got married in April 1996, when I graduated from university. 6.- Andrea's wedding, which only members of the family were invited to, took place last Friday OR Andrea's wedding, to which only members of the family were invited , took place last Friday 7.- Sheila, who we had been waiting for, finally arrived. OR Sheila, for whom we had been waiting, finally arrived. 8.- The hotel where we stayed during our holiday wasn't very clean 9.- What is the name of the man whose car you borrowed last week? 10.- They couldn't remember the time when they had been to a barbacue at John's house.


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