Non-defining Relative Pronouns Exercise at Auto-English

Non-defining Relative Pronouns Exercise at Auto-English

Three things about Non-defining Relative Clauses.

1. The relative clause is closed off by commas and is quite similar to information in brackets.
2. Non-defining relative clauses are NOT used in spoken English. It would sound unnatural.
3. The relative pronoun can never be omitted.

Combine the sentences using non-defining relative pronouns.

1 Valencia is a great place. Valencia is due east of Madrid.
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2 Jimbo is living in Thailand now. Jimbo got divorced last year.
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3 Clare is a good teacher. I don't like Clare very much.
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4 The Flaca pub rocks. I met my girlfriend in The Flaca. (use WHERE)
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5 My greasy neighbour stinks of after-shave. My greasy neighbour is a bus driver.
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6 Almeria is very dry. The beaches of Almeria are wonderful.
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7 The school was built in 1907. The school has about 800 students.
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8 The government handled the diplomatic crisis badly. The government is facing corruption charges.
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9 The Plaza Rodonda square is near the cathedral. They hold a market in The Plaza Rodonda square every Sunday. (use WHERE)
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10 Samantha is coming to the party. Samantha's mother is mayoress of this town.
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