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Identify Relative Clauses

In this worksheet, students will practise identifying relative clauses and relative pronouns.

'Identify 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

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


little boy wearing a blue coat with a blue ball


I threw the ball to the boy who was wearing a blue coat.

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 in a blue coat.


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

In the town where I live there is an ancient castle.




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


In this worksheet, you can practise identifying relative clauses and relative pronouns.

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