Relative clauses in composition: Activity

  • This is a dance group. This dance group does not exclude people.
  • This is a dance group which does not exclude people

  • The same status was granted to Montenegro. Montenegro’s inhabitants were encouraged to identify with the territory’s historic identity.
  • The same status was granted to Montenegro, whose inhabitants were encouraged to identify with the territory’s historic identity.

  • Nellie creates for herself a perverse hold over Caroline. Nellie has been unable to acquire much power in journalism or politics.
  • Nellie, who has been unable to acquire much power in journalism or politics, creates for herself a perverse hold over Caroline.

Now try to create your own single sentence, using a relative clause, from these sentences:

  1. We are going to the shop. The shop sells flowers.
  2. He had stolen the cash. The cash had been donated by pensioners.
  3. The same situation occurred in the last game. The last game ended in a draw.
  4. Because of Simon we won’t be able to go. Simon has been arrested.
  5. The minister was forced to repay her expenses. The minister was criticised for irregularities in her expenses.
  6. I spoke this morning to Fiona Barton. Fiona Barton’s husband was in Kuwait at the time of the invasion.
  7. The chocolate muffins have all been eaten. I made the chocolate muffins.

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