[ rel-uh-tiv-nis ]
/ ˈrɛl ə tɪv nɪs /
the state or fact of being relative.
5 Relative Pronouns That We Use Every DaySpoilers: We’ll be diving into who vs. whom in this one! The first thing we should mention is that relative pronouns introduce relative clauses. A relative clause is a type of dependent clause (a clause that can’t stand by itself as a complete sentence). It adds extra information to a sentence. The five relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, which, and that. Who vs. Whom …
That vs. WhichTo understand when to use that vs. which, it’s important to keep in mind the difference between and restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. In formal American English, that is used in restrictive clauses, and which in used in nonrestrictive clauses. A restrictive clause contains information that limits the meaning of the thing being talked about. For example, in the sentence “Any book that you like must …
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