Adjective Clauses, Definition and 7 Example Sentences
“Adjective clause” or “relative clause” means a clause that acts as an adjective by qualifying a noun.
While adjectives are used before the name they describe, ‘adjective clause‘ comes after the name it defines. For example:
- Today, I saw a blue car which was parked in front of my car.
Note 1: Half sentence comes after Who, whom and which; that is, these words decrease the subject or object after them. Note that in some cases there are half sentences.
Note 2: The full sentence comes after where, when and why.
Note 3: Unless there is a comma and preposition on the left; It can be used in place of who, whom, which, when and why. Note that in Adjective clause sentences, that doesn’t come after commas and prepositions.
- The orange that he bought was delicious.
- I hate Tom who / that always complain.
- I saw her laptop in the library which was supposed to be under repair.
- I visited the town where they met.
- Fruit that is grown organically is expensive.
- The scientist who devised this method.