Relative pronouns worksheet for CBSE class 8

Relative pronouns are words like who, whom, which, that and whose.
They are not conjunctions, but they can be used to combine two clauses. A relative pronoun serves as the subject or object of the verb in the relative clause.

Study the example given below.

This is Meera. She works with me.

We can combine these two sentences using the relative pronoun who.

This is Meera who works with me.

Here the relative pronoun ‘who’ replaces the pronoun ‘she’ and acts as the subject of the verb ‘works’.

Relative clauses are also called adjective clauses. They are used to modify a noun or pronoun in another clause. The relative clauses go immediately after the noun or pronoun they modify.

Combine the following sentences using relative pronouns.

1. I congratulated Aditi. She won the first prize.

2. Julius Ceasar arrived in Britain in 55 BC. He was a powerful Roman General.

3. My brother is an engineer. He lives in Mumbai.

4. The boy was injured in the accident. He is my brother.

5. The man is very friendly. He lives next door.

6. The cuckoo is too lazy to hatch its eggs. It lays its eggs in the crow’s nest.

7. My uncle works in Kolkata. He has sent me a laptop.

8. This is Aswathi. She dances very well.

9. Mark visited me yesterday. He is an old friend of mine.

10. The teacher punished boy. He was looking away while the lesson was going on.

Answers

1. I congratulated Aditi who won the first prize.

2. Julius Ceasar, who arrived in Britain in 55 BC, was a powerful Roman General. OR Julius Ceasar, who was a powerful Roman General, arrived in Britain in 55 BC.

3. My brother who lives in Mumbai is an engineer. OR My brother who is an engineer lives in Mumbai.

4. The boy who was injured in the accident is my brother.

5. The man who lives next door is very friendly.

6. The cuckoo which is too lazy to hatch its eggs lays them in the crow’s nest.

7. My uncle, who works in Kolkata, has sent me a laptop.

8. This is Aswathi who dances very well.

9. Mark, who is an old friend of mine, visited me yesterday. OR Mark, who visited me yesterday, is an old friend of mine.

10. The teacher punished the boy who was looking away while the lesson was going on.

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