relative pronoun

  1. a pronoun (as `that' or `which' or `who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent
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How To Use relative pronoun In A Sentence

  • (In fact, who wasn’t even a relative pronoun until the 15th century.) However, history also showed that the behavior of relative pronouns is constantly changing. People that need people II: the subject-object distinction « Motivated Grammar
  • I've studied languages that use relative pronouns freely in analogous non-finite clauses.
  • In such a sentence as “That fierce lion who came here is dead, ” the class of “lion, ” which we may call the animal class, would be referred to by concording prefixes no less than six times, —with the demonstrative (“that”), the qualifying adjective, the noun itself, the relative pronoun, the subjective prefix to the verb of the relative clause, and the subjective prefix to the verb of the main clause (“is dead”). Chapter 5. Form in Language: Grammatical Concepts
  • I've abandoned the idea that pul is a relative pronoun declined in the type-II genitive, which should probably have been written *pl if it were so, because it causes too many structural and semantic difficulties in this passage. Etruscan syntactic inversion
  • We don't tell each other what we think about anything - except about how prepositions or participles or relative pronouns function.
  • ‘WHICH, was you pleased to observe, Miss Varden?’ said Miggs, with a strong emphasis on the irrelative pronoun. Barnaby Rudge
  • Sometimes the relative pronouns compounded with _cunque_ and _libet_ are separated by the insertion of some other word or words between them, which in grammatical language is called a tmesis -- as _quod enim cunque judicium subierat, absolvebatur; quem sors dierum cunque tibi dederit, lucre appone, _ 'whatever day chance may give thee, consider it as a gain.' C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino
  • In the sentence 'The woman who I met was wearing a brown hat', 'who' is a relative pronoun.
  • I can really make sense of your ungrammaticality judgment only as an aversion against the constructions excessive uncommonness (use of “whom” + overt relative pronoun in an object relative clause, which also seems to have become sort of uncommon) … Are “the boy to whom I gave the gift” and “the man whom I saw” really that much better for you? Whoever v. Whomever! Cases collide! Match of the Century! « Motivated Grammar
  • Relative pronouns and adverbs introduce attributive clauses.
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