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A relative clauses is a type of subordinate clause.
Relative clauses are used:
- to put additional information into a sentence.
- to state who or what, is performing the action or what kind of person or thing is performing the action.
- to connect to the main clause of the sentence with using words like: whom, which, that, whose etc.
Their are basically two types of relative clauses:
- restrictive relative clauses -(also called integrated or defining relative clauses) - defining relative clause are needed to understand the statement.
- Students who are not in their classrooms will be punished.
- nonrestrictive relative clauses - (also called nondefining or supplementary relative clauses -
- Student who are mostly in the 5th grade, will be punished if they do not go to there classrooms soon.