Thursday 7th January
LO: To know how to write a complex sentence using relative pronouns.
This is a very short, simple sentence.
Can you see, we now have 2 simple sentences. However, this is still very simple.
In the complex sentence above, the relative clause adds extra information.
Can you spot what we were learning about yesterday?
A relative pronoun!!!
The relative pronouns are: WHO WHOSE THAT WHICH
KEY INFORMATION: A relative clause (extra information) always starts with a relative pronoun.
What is the relative pronoun use in the complex sentence above?
For each sentence underline the relative pronoun.
1. James, who is a good finder, is good at hide and seek.
2. My cat, who loves fish, purrs when I feed her.
3. The summer holidays, which lasts six weeks, are great.
Match up each main clause (essential information) with its appropriate relative clause (extra information).
Can you break each complex sentence down into 2 simple sentences? Look at the first slide (at the top) to help you!
1. Bananas, which grow in tropical countries, have to be flown into Britain.
2. I went to a party yesterday, which meant I was home very late.
3. Joe held the rabbit which had escaped.