What Are Nominal Relative Pronouns?
English Nominal Relative Pronouns
Here is a list of nominal relative pronouns:
What Are Nominal Relative Pronouns Used for?
I will listen to
'Whatever you say' acts an object for the verb 'know.'
'Where you go' is the subject of 'sounds very important to me.'
'How you said that' is the complement of 'it is.'
Where Are Nominal Relative Pronouns Placed?
Nominal relative pronouns head a nominal relative clause that comes after the main clause. For example:
'What you thought' is a complement for 'it is.'
'Who': a Relative Pronoun or an Interrogative Pronoun?
The only way to distinguish between 'who' as a relative pronoun and as an interrogative pronoun is to check for an antecedent before 'who.' If there is an antecedent, 'who' acts as a relative pronoun, but if not, it acts as an interrogative pronoun.
Look at the example:
'Who' in the first example is interrogative pronoun because it replaces a subject. While 'who' in the second example is a relative pronoun because it describes 'the man.'
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