Adjective Clause: Definition & Examples


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An adjective clause modifies or describes a ___ in a sentence.

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1. It is important to recognize relative pronouns because they signal ____

2. Identify the adjective clause in the following sentence: Pamela is the girl who won the surfing contest.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your ability to recognize adjective clauses in sentences and understand how and why they are used. The practice questions help you identify the most important details presented in the lesson.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What an adjective clause modifies
  • What relative pronouns signal
  • Identifying an adjective clause in a sample sentence
  • What relative pronouns act as in adjective clauses
  • When relative pronouns act as signals of adjective clauses

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the components of adjective clauses
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dependent clause and relative pronoun
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read examples of adjective clauses and interpret them correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about relative pronouns

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary tool, review the accompanying lesson called Adjective Clause: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define adjective clause
  • Explain what relative pronouns are
  • Supply a list of common relative pronouns
  • Provide sample sentences to illustrate how adjective clauses are used in writing
  • Discuss the benefits of using adjective clauses