Adjective Clauses                                                Name:___________________________

Exercise 1
Directions:  Combine the two sentences.  Use the second sentence as the adjective clause.  Use as many correct adjective clause combinations as possible.

  1. I saw the man.  He closed the door.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  2. The girl is happy.  She won the race.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  3. The student is from China.  He sits next to me.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  4. The students are from China.  They sit in the front row.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  5. We are studying sentences. They contain adjective clauses.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  6. I am using a sentence. It contains an adjective clause.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  7. The taxi driver was friendly.  He took me to the airport.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________

Exercise 2
Directions: 
Combine the two sentences.  Use the second sentence as the adjective clause.  Use as many correct adjective clause combinations as possible.

  1. The book was good.  I read it.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  2. I liked the woman.  I met her at the party last night.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  3. I liked the composition.  You wrote it.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  4. The people were very nice.  We visited them yesterday.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________

Exercise 3

Directions:  Combine the two sentences.  Use the second sentence as the adjective clause.  Use as many correct adjective clause combinations as possible.

  1. The meeting was interesting.  I went to it.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  2. The man was very kind.  I talked to him yesterday.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  3. I must thank the people.  I got a present from them.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  4. The picture was beautiful. She was looking at it.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  5. The man is standing over there.  I was telling you about him.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________

Exercise 3
Directions: 
Combine the two sentences.  Use the second sentence as the adjective clause.

  1. I apologized to the woman.  I spilled her coffee.
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  2. The man called the police.  His wallet was stolen.
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  3. I met the woman.  Her husband is the president of the company.
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  4. The professor is excellent.  I am taking her course.

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  5. Mr. Loos teaches a class for students.  Their native language is not English.

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  6. I come from a country.  Its history goes back thousands of years.

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  7. The people were nice.  We visited their house.

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  8. I live in a dormitory.  Its residents come from many countries.

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  9. I have to call the man.  I accidentally picked up his umbrella after the meeting.

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  10. The man poured a glass of water on his face.  His beard caught on fire when he lit a cigarette.

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Exercise 4
Directions: 
Underline the adjective clause.  Then write other possible adjective clause patterns, if any.

  1. The dress which she is wearing is new.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  2. The doctor who examined the sick child was very gentle.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  3. The people I was waiting for were late.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  4. The term paper David is writing must be finished by Friday.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  5. The man whose opinions I respect most is my father.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  6. Did I tell you about the woman I met last night?
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  7. Did you hear about the earthquake that occurred in California?
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  8. The woman I was dancing with stepped on my toe.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________

Exercise 5
Directions:
  Combine the following sentences.  Use the second sentence as an adjective clause. Give all patterns.

  1. The scientist is well-known for her research.  We met her yesterday.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  2. She lectured on a topic.  I know very little about it.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  3. The students missed the assignment.  They were absent from class.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  4. Yesterday I ran into an old friend.  I hadn't seen  him for years.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  5. I explained my absence to the teacher.  I had missed his class.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  6. The young women are all from Japan.  We met them at the meeting last night.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  7. I am reading a book.  It was written by Sue Grafton.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  8. The man gave me good advice.  I spoke to him.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  9. The instructor gives difficult tests.  I failed her course.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  10. I returned the money.  I had borrowed it from my roommate.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  11. The dogcatcher caught the dog.  It bit my neighbor's daughter.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________
  12. The people are very kind.  I am staying at their house.
    a. _____________________________________________________________
    b. _____________________________________________________________
    c. _____________________________________________________________
    d. _____________________________________________________________
    e. _____________________________________________________________