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