Relative clauses (1)
Mark the correct verb form in the following conditional clauses.
- Hurry up, Judith! If we leave/ left now, we arrive/may still arrive on time.
- Sorry. I would have stopped/would stop earlier if I saw/had seen you.
- If I were/had been you, I will accept /would accept that job offer.
- Tell Samantha I will be late if she phones /will phone.
- If you may want /want, we could go/ can go clubbing tonight.
- Don’t forget to give Mrs Green my regards if you meet /met her in the library.
- Hurry up, Judith! If we leave now, we may still arrive on time.
- Sorry. I would have stopped earlier if I had seen you.
- If I were you, I would accept that job offer.
- Tell Samantha I will be late if she phones.
- If you want, we can go clubbing tonight.
- Don’t forget to give Mrs Green my regards if you meet her in the library.
Add a relative pronoun only where it is necessary. Write “x”, if you do not need one.
- Tina is the nice girl ________ used to go to my tennis club.
- The sport ________ I like best is field hockey.
- I don’t like people ________ take advantage of others.
- Jim bought the present ________ we want to give Ben for his birthday.
- There is something ________ your mum wants to discuss with you.
- This is the woman ________ I talked to you about.
- This is the problem about ________ we’ll have to talk.
- The boy, ________ dog was hit by a car, cried a lot when he heard what had happened.
- Tina is the nice girl who/that used to go to my tennis club.
- The sport x I like best is field hockey.
- I don’t like people who/that take advantage of others.
- Jim bought the present x we want to give Ben for his birthday.
- There is something x your mum wants to discuss with you.
- This is the woman x I talked to you about.
- This is the problem about which we’ll have to talk.
- The boy, whose dog was hit by a car, cried a lot when he heard what had happened.
Listen to the track and answer the following questions.
- How many people visit the White House daily?
- When was it built?
- Who was the first President to live in the White House?
- What room is oval in shape?
- What is the President’s name whose children used to roller skate in the East Room?
- How did President Jefferson surprise his guests?
- Where is the Oval Office?
- How many stories are to be found in the White House?
- What are the tourists not allowed to do?
- Hundreds of tourists visit it daily.
- It was built between 1792 and 1800.
- It was John Adams.
- It’s the Blue Room.
- It’s Roosevelt.
- He surprised them by with new dishes.
- It’s in the West Wing.
- There are six stories.
- They aren’t allowed to take photos.
Make one interrogative sentence with relative pronoun out of two sentences. Write down all three possibilities that the preposition can adopt within the sentence.
- We stayed at a nice hotel in the West End. What was the name of it?
- We drove to a castle. Where was it?
- Jill is very fond of a boy. When did she meet him?
- Ben often looks after an old lady. How old is she?
- William went to a gallery last weekend. What was the name of the gallery?
- Sue often looks after a baby boy. Who is that boy?
- What was the name of the hotel at which/ where we stayed?
What is the name of the hotel which/ that we stayed at?
What is the name of the hotel we stayed at?
- Where was the castle to which we drove?
Where was the castle which / that we drove to?
Where was the castle we drove to?
- When did Jill meet the boy of whom she is very fond?
When did Jill meet the boy whom she is very fond of?
When did Jill meet the boy she is very fond of?
- How old is the lady after who(m) Ben often looks?
How old is the lady who(m) Ben often looks after?
How old is the lady Ben often looks after?
- What was the name of the gallery to which William went last weekend?
What was the name of the gallery which William went to last weekend?
What was the name of the gallery William went to last weekend?
- Who is that boy that Sue often looks after?
Who is that boy Sue often looks after?
Translate the following sentences into English. Use the correct relative pronouns and decide whether a comma is needed.
- Die Frau, die ich auf der Fähre getroffen habe, ist aus Neuseeland.
- Die Probleme, über die wir gerade reden, sind sehr ernst.
- Das Haus, dessen Schornstein fehlt, steht leer.
- Kennst du die Leute, mit denen Mary gestern geredet hat?
- Unsere Freunde, die aus den USA sind, reisen viel.
- Wo ist das Hemd, das ich dir geliehen habe?
- Wann kommen die Bücher, die wir letzte Woche bestellt haben?
- Das ist das Geschäft, dessen Eigentümer früher unser Nachbar war.
- The woman (who/ that) I met on the ferry is from New Zealand.
- The problems (that /which) we are talking about are serious.
or: The problems about which we are talking are serious.
- The house whose chimney is missing is empty.
- Do you know the people (who/ that) Mary was talking to yesterday?
or: Do you know to who(m) Mary was talking yesterday?
- Our friends, who are from the USA, travel a lot.
- Where is the shirt which/ that I lent you?
- When will the books which/ that we ordered last week arrive?
- This is the shop whose owner used to be our neighbour.
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