Unit 85. Relative clauses (2) – clauses with or without who/that

Look again at these examples from Unit 84:

  • The man who lives next door is very friendly, (or that lives)

  • Where are the eggs that were in the refrigerator? (or which were)

    In these sentences who and that are subjects of the verbs in the relative clauses: the man lives next door, the eggs were in the refrigerator. You cannot leave out who or that in these sentences.

    Sometimes who and that are objects of the verbs:

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