Printable Handout: Relatives
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Instructions: Choose the correct answer.
They were the only people there
Whom can only be used in written English
It is possible to remove 'which' without changing the meaning of the sentence
'Which has a top speed of 190 miles per hour' gives us some extra information about the car that might be of interest, but is not essential
Words like all; any; every; few, little; and much are followed by 'that' or 'which'
It is not possible to remove 'that' without making the sentence ungrammatical
It is not possible to replace 'which' without changing the meaning of the sentence
The police caught the boys involved in stealing the car and some others
It is not possible to remove 'who' without making the sentence ungrammatical
After words like anything and superlatives, it is more usual to use 'which' in writing
The clause 'whose company was voted the most successful in the country last year' tells us which man is going to give the speech; without it we have no idea who the man is
This sentence is very formal
There was only one party
The relative clause fills in a few interesting details about the party and the election system
'That' can be used as an alternative to 'which' in this sentence
'Which' can be used as an alternative to 'that' in this sentence
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