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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2015     Views: 4

A clause is a part of a sentence. A relative clause tells us which person or thing that speaker means.

We use who in a relative clause when we are talking about people (not things). We use who instead of he/she/they.

e.g.: The woman who lives next door doesn't like doing exercise.

You can also use that (instead of who).

The man that lives next door is very friendly.

When we are talking about things, we use that or which (not who) in a relative clause.

e.g.: I don't like stories that/which have unhappy endings.


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