Adjective Clause Trivia

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1.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  I saw the man.......wrote the book.

Answer: Who
Explanation:
The correct answer is "who" because it is used to refer to a person. In this sentence, "I saw the man" introduces the person being referred to, and "who" is used to connect the two clauses and indicate that the man is the one reading the book.
2.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  She made a cake............tastes delicious.

Answer: Which
Explanation:
The correct answer is "which". This is because "which" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides additional information about the cake. In this case, the relative clause "tastes delicious" describes the cake.
3.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  They played football on the field, ............ was amazing.

Answer: Which
Explanation:
The sentence is incomplete, and there seems to be a missing subject or clause after the ellipsis. To make it a complete sentence, you could say something like: "They played football on the field, which was amazing." In this case, "which was amazing" is a relative clause that provides more information about the field.
4.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  The test........I didn't study for was really hard!  

Answer: That
Explanation:
The word "that" is used in this sentence to introduce a clause that provides more information about the test. It suggests that the speaker is referring to a specific test that they didn't study for, and that this test was really hard. The word "that" is commonly used to introduce defining relative clauses, which give essential information about the noun that comes before it. In this case, "that" is used to introduce a clause that defines which test the speaker is talking about.
5.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  She met the boy............is handsome.

Answer: Who
Explanation:
The correct answer is "who" because it is used to refer to people. In this sentence, "who" is used to introduce a relative clause that describes the boy as handsome.
6.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  He studied math..........is easy for him.

Answer: Which
Explanation:
The correct answer is "which". This is because "which" is used to refer to things or ideas, and in this sentence, it is referring to the subject of the previous clause, which is "math".
7.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  He bought a car.........is red.

Answer: Which
Explanation:
The correct answer is "which" because it is used to refer to a thing or things previously mentioned or easily identified, in this case, the car that is red.
8.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  We visited my grandmother last week..........it was a holiday.

Answer: When
Explanation:
The correct answer is "when". This is because the word "when" is used to refer to a specific time in the past, which in this case is last week. It connects the action of visiting the grandmother with the time frame in which it occurred.
9.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  I can’t stand the snow........my car does not have four-wheel drive.

Answer: Because
Explanation:
The correct answer is "because" because it is used to explain the reason or cause for not being able to stand the snow. The phrase "my car is not four-wheel drive" provides the reason for the speaker's dislike of snow.
10.

What is the adjective clause that should be used here?  The train.............is black in color, rides down the track.

Answer: Which
Explanation:
The word "which" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to an object or a specific thing out of a group of options. In this case, the train is being described as black in color, so "which" is used to indicate that out of all the possible objects, the train is the one being referred to.
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