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adjective clause

noun, Grammar.
1.
a relative clause that modifies a noun or pronoun, as the clause that I told you about in This is the book that I told you about and who saw us in It was she who saw us.
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  • A dependent clause in a complex sentence may also be an adjective clause.

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    Marian Wharton
  • An adjective clause may modify any noun or any word used as a noun in the sentence.

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    Marian Wharton
  • Whom I wanted is an adjective clause modifying the noun man.

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    Marian Wharton
  • A clause used to describe and modify a noun is an adjective clause.

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    Marian Wharton
  • If it is used as an adjective,—if it modifies a noun or pronoun,—it is an adjective clause.

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    Marian Wharton
  • An adjective clause may be introduced by the relative pronouns, who, which or that.

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    Marian Wharton
  • Substitute for each an adjective phrase; an adjective clause ( 467468).

  • A subordinate clause that modifies a substantive is called an adjective clause.

  • A subordinate clause that modifies a substantive is called an adjective clause ( 47).

  • The simple subject may be modified by an adjective, an adjective phrase, or an adjective clause.

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