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Relative clauses are groups words that contain a subject and verb, but do not express a complete thought. This means that they cannot stand by themselves as sentences. Relative clauses are one form of dependent clauses. They are occasionally referred to as the “adjective clause” because they work much like an adjective. They give you more descriptive information about the noun. One thing that all relative clauses have in common is that they always begin with a relative pronoun. You will find these forms clauses often used in nonfictional bodies of work since they tend to be included in generalized statements. Writing compelling content that stirs emotions in readers involves applying a wide variety of grammar techniques to mix it up a bit. As one of the easier grammar concepts to implement, relative clauses require the use of a pronoun placed within a clause that describes a noun.

The 15 worksheets in the Relative Clauses series vary in difficulty to give your kids an idea about how much progress they are making. One lesson teaches students how to use relative clauses as adjectives to spice up sentences. Practice makes perfect when your class downloads PDF files to work on Easy Teacher Relative Clauses worksheets after the last school bell of the day rings.

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Printable Relative Clauses Worksheets

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Breaking Apart Relative Clauses

A relative clause is a clause that uses a relative pronoun to describe a noun. The relative pronouns are.

Writing Your Own

Complete each sentence by adding a relative clause. Use the information in parentheses.

Complete the Sentence Worksheet

Complete each sentence with a relative clause, using information from the box

Joining Sentences

Join each set of sentences using who or which.

Complete the Clauses

Complete each relative clause by adding who or that in the blank.

Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clauses

Find the relative clause in each sentence. Write R if the clause is restrictive; write N if the clause is non-restrictive.

Combining Sentences

Combine each set of sentences using a relative clause.

Using Relative Clauses as Adjectives

Rewrite each set of sentences so that it is a single sentence using the clause as an adjective.

What Does it Modify?

Each sentence below contains a relative clause. Underline the relative clause. Then circle the noun that it modified.

Who, Whose, That

Complete each relative clause by adding who, whose, where, or that in the blank.

Relative Pronouns and Clauses

Rewrite each sentence, adding a relative pronoun. You may also add a verb, if necessary.

Relative Pronouns

Underline the correct relative pronoun to complete each sentence.

Is it Necessary?

Read each sentence. Is the relative pronoun in the sentence necessary? Write YES or NO on the line.

What Does the Relative Clause Modify?

Each sentence below contains a relative clause. What does the clause modify? Write the word on the line.

Quick Quiz

Read each sentence, then answer the questions.