What Are Relative Pronouns?
Relative pronouns introduce relative clauses. Relative pronouns allow speakers and writers to add more information about a noun or pronoun in a sentence, and to clarify its identity or characteristics.
Types of Relative Pronouns
There are two types of relative pronouns:
- Defining: it is essential to the meaning of the sentence
- Non-defining: it is not essential to the meaning of the sentence
Common Relative Pronouns
Where Do We Place Relative Pronouns?
We place relative pronouns directly after the noun or pronoun they are referring to. Look at the following examples:
This is the car
Tim Berners-Lee is the man