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21 vocab relative clauses

alt : 21_vocab_relative_clauses.pdf Quiznet © BBC Learning English Page 2 of 3 bbclearningenglish.com BBC Learning English - Quiznet Relative clauses For each of the six questions choose the one correct answer. 1. Aberdeen, _______ my brother lives, is a town in Scotland. a. where b. which c. who d. when 2. Which word is NOT possible? My parents live in the same house ________ they bought 50 years ago. a. that b. which c. --- d. what 3. Sheila, ________ lives next door, is a dinner-lady in our local school. a. who b. that c. --- d. which 4. The senior managers, with ________ we are meeting next week, are promising a big money deal. a. who b. whom c. which d. whose 5. I met this woman yesterday _________ husband plays golf with my husband! a. who b. whom c. whose d. who's 6. The house _______ I live in is 150 years old. a. where b. which c. who d. what Quiznet © BBC Learning English Page 3 of 3 bbclearningenglish.com BBC Learning English - Quiznet Relative clauses Answers 1. Aberdeen, _______ my brother lives, is a town in Scotland. a. where - Correct - where - Use 'where' to refer to places. b. which - Use 'which' to refer to things. c. who - Use 'who' to refer to people. d. when - Use 'when' to refer to times. 2. Which word is NOT possible? My parents live in the same house ________ they bought 50 years ago. a. that - 'That' is correct – it refers to the house. b. which - 'Which' is correct – it refers to the house. c. --- - You can omit the pronoun when it refers to the object (they bought the house) d. what - Correct - what - 'What' means 'the things that' and is not grammatically correct. 3. Sheila, ________ lives next door, is a dinner-lady in our local school. a. who - Correct who - Use 'who' when the pronoun refers to a person in this type of 'extra information' clause. b. that - You cannot use 'that' in this type of 'extra information' clause. c. --- - You cannot omit the pronoun in this type of 'extra information' clause. d. which - You cannot use 'which' to refer to a person. 4. The senior managers, with ________ we are meeting next week, are promising a big money deal. a. who - You could say 'who we are meeting with' or 'with whom we are meeting'. b. whom - Correct - whom - You could say 'who we are meeting with' or 'with whom we are meeting' (very formal). c. which - Use 'which' to refer to things, not people. d. whose - Use 'whose' to refer to possessive pronouns. 5. I met this woman yesterday _________ husband plays golf with my husband! a. who - Which word is used to refer to her husband? b. whom - Which word is used to refer to her husband? c. whose - Correct - whose - Whose is used for possessives, i.e. is used to refer to her husband. d. who's - Who's = who is. Which word is used to refer to her husband? 6. The house _______ I live in is 150 years old. a. where - 'Where' is not possible because of the preposition 'in' (in which I live). b. which - Correct - which - 'Which' is the correct answer (in which I live). c. who - Use 'who' to refer to people. d. what - 'What' means 'the things that'. To download the pdf, simply point your cursor to the pdf above: 1) wait for the download button to show up at the top. OR 2) right click your mouse, then click "save as".