Year 9, Week 2: Using relative pronouns
Revise the following information from Year 7:
Use the relative pronoun ‘who’ when you are writing about people.
Use the relative pronouns ‘which’ or ‘that’ when you’re talking about animals or things.
You should use the relative pronoun ‘which,’ when introducing a subordinate clause e.g. The goal, which was in bad repair, fell down. Or I go into town on the no. 42 bus, which goes right past my house.
You should use the relative pronoun that when you are not introducing a subordinate clause but linking two sentences together :
e.g. I bought a watch. It was broken.
Becomes……. I bought a watch that was broken.
‘Who’ can also link two sentences together, if you’re talking about people:
Ronaldo is a footballer. He plays for Portugal.
Ronaldo is a footballer who plays for Portugal.
You can also use ‘who’ and ‘which’ to ask a question: Who is going to the cinema? Which platform do we need?