Relative pronouns are an efficient way to give more information about something or someone. This information is helpful so your listener will know exactly which object or person you are talking about.
- use 'which' or 'that' for objects or concepts
- use 'who' or 'that' for people
- use 'when' for times
- use 'where' for places
Watch the video for more examples of relative pronouns
Now test yourself. Which of the sentences are correct or incorrect?
- A corkscrew is a thing which you use to open wine bottles.
- The man which came to visit looked a lot like Harry Styles.
Incorrect. The man who came to visit.....
- I love summer days in Scotland when it doesn't get dark until 11pm.
- This is the library where lots of students like to study on their own.
- Here's the book who I promised to lend you
Incorrect. Here's the book which I promised to lend you.
- I know someone which thinks you're beautiful.
Incorrect. I know someone who thinks you're beautiful.