Term: Relative Clause

Definition:


A clause that modifies a noun in a sentence, or a noun phrase, is a relative clause

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The woman that has just left the shop didn't buy anything. ('that has just left the shop' modifies the noun 'woman' by telling us which woman the speaker is referring to)

See Also: Relative Pronoun; Defining Relative Clause; Non-defining Relative Clause Related Article Relative Clauses - Learn about Relative Pronouns in Non-Restrictive Clauses (Non-Defining clauses) and Restrictive Clauses (Defining clauses).

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