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Identify Relative Clauses and Pronouns

In this worksheet, students will develop their skills in understanding and identifying relative clauses and pronouns.

'Identify Relative Clauses and Pronouns' 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

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


red muddy wellis


I threw the ball to the boy who was wearing the red wellies.


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 wearing red wellies.


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


In the town where I live there is a street of coloured houses.


row of houses


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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