“We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words.” (http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/relative-clauses)
The man looks tired.
The man is carrying a heavy suitcase.
We can combine these two sentences into one like this:
The man who is carrying a heavy suitcase looks tired.
- Relative clauses – defining relative clauses
- What are defining relative clauses?
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- Defining relative clauses: 1 2 3
- Quiz: Relative Pronouns- Which & Where
- Quiz: That & What
- Quiz: Relative Pronouns- Omission