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Grammar Focus: Relative Clauses

Today is our last day of editing and improving our sentences. Today, I would like you to add a relative clause to each sentence. 

 

A relative clause adds extra information about the noun in the sentence. The usually start with a relative pronoun like:   

who             which             that

The relative clause always comes directly after the noun that you are talking about. In my edited sentence, the noun is 'door'. The extra information is 'which was hanging of its hinges'

Yesterday's Sentence: 

In the corner of the room, the stained, creaking door kept rattling ominously yet it never opened. 

 

Edited Sentence: 

In the corner of the room, the stained, creaking door, which was hanging off its hinges, kept rattling ominously yet it never opened. 

 

**Remember to include commas before and after your relative clause**

Greater Depth Challenge

We have practised lots of different skills this week and have ended up with some very long sentences! This is OK when we're just practising but often, it's more effective to use a mixture of different sentence types. Sometimes less is more! Use the challenge below to try and edit your work now:

 

Edit the rest of your paragraph in any way you see fit, to craft it into the perfect paragraph which creates maximum tension for the reader. Try to keep some of the key skills we have practised this week, but you could swap some parts for a different technique if you think it has more impact. Try to use a range of punctuation including colons, semi-colons and dashes.  
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