Relative Clauses: Clauses Connected by a Relative Pronoun
Relative clauses are clauses which describe a noun or pronoun by means of a relative pronoun. Relative pronouns (e.g. who, which, that, whoever, etc.) connect a defining phrase to the word modified. The relative pronoun (and therefore the entire clause) refers to the same entity as the word modified.

A relative clause can have a subject, verb, object, and modifiers like a main sentence. But the relative pronoun makes the entire clause function as a statement modifying another word.

A relative clause usually functions as an adjective modifying a noun (or sometimes modifying a pronoun).

Relative Clauses
Clauses with who, which, etc., that function to define a noun.

The Relative Clauses are highlighted in the following sentences.
The window that was broken fell out.
I ran to the house which is near the bank.
The boy who ran down the alley fell down.
Hint: Relative clauses can be recognized by finding the relative pronouns. It is helpful to ask which noun (or pronoun) the clause modifies.

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You shall bring the Israelites into the land that I swore to give them. Deut. 31:23
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