Relative Pronouns Review

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Pronoun Quizzes & Trivia

Relative pronouns are used at the beginning of the subordinate clause that gives some specific information about the main clause. Relative pronouns are: that, who, whom, whose, which, where, when, and why. Before starting this exercise, please read "Who or whom? That or which? " on the Writing Centre website. In this exercise, choose whether the sentence is correct or incorrect based on the explanations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Josh, whom loves hockey, was sad when the NHL season ended.
    • A. 

      Correct as written because "whom" is used when referring to the subject of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "who" is used when referring to the subject of the sentence.

  • 2. 
    When planning the party, I chose the weekend which didn't have any scheduling conflicts.
    • A. 

      Correct because "which didn't have any scheduling conflicts" is not essential to the meaning of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "which didn't have any scheduling conflicts" is essential to the meaning of the sentence. "That" should replace "which".

  • 3. 
    My jacket, which is brown, keeps me warm on cold days.
    • A. 

      Correct because "which is brown" is not essential to the meaning of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "which is brown" is essential to the meaning of the sentence. "That" should replace "which".

  • 4. 
    Dark chocolate is the flavour that I chose because I don't like milk chocolate.
    • A. 

      Correct because "that I chose" is essential to the meaning of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "that I chose" is not essential to the meaning of the sentence. "Which" should replace "that".

  • 5. 
    May I ask whom is calling?
    • A. 

      Correct because "whom" is used when referring to the object of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "who" is used when referring to the subject of the sentence.

  • 6. 
    Malik, who is a vegetarian, decided to order a salad.
    • A. 

      Correct because "who" is used when referring to the subject of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "whom" is used when referring to the subject of the sentence.

  • 7. 
    This is the car that won the race.
    • A. 

      Correct because "that won the race" is essential to the meaning of the sentence.

    • B. 

      Incorrect because "that won the race" is not essential to the meaning of the sentence. "Which" should replace "that".