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Recognise Relative Clauses

In this worksheet, students will work to recognise and identify relative clauses and relative pronouns.

'Recognise Relative Clauses' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Relative Clause Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

relative clause is a special type of subordinate clause that gives more information about the noun that comes before it.


boy on a bike


I waved to the boy who was riding a blue bike.


In this sentence, the underlined part is the relative clause. It tells us more about the boy. There might have been lots of boys, but only one of them was riding a blue bike.


In the next sentence, the relative clause gives us information about the town.


In the town where I live there is an abandoned factory.




Relative clauses often begin with words such as who, which, where, when, whose and that. These are called relative pronouns.


In this activity, you can practise identifying relative clauses and relative pronouns, so if you are ready, let's get started!

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