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Relative clauses | Grammar
Relative clauses are a very useful way of adding extra information to a sentence in English. It can tell us more about the sentence. It is also a very helpful way to help us connect two sentences together, which will improve our writing in English.
We add extra information to a sentence by using a relative pronoun like 'which' or 'who'. We can also use relative adverbs like 'where' or 'when'.
In English, we have both defining and non-defining relative clauses. This means that a defining relative clause gives us information we need to understand the sentence, whereas a non-defining relative clause just gives us useful information. This may be helpful but not necessary to understanding the whole sentence.
Watch these two video lessons to see how we use relative clauses and relative adverbs in context. This will really help you to improve both your writing and your speaking in English.