Restrictive vs. Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses


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When using restrictive clauses in your writing, how do you punctuate them?

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1. Which of the examples is NOT a restrictive adjective clause?

2. Which of these examples is a nonrestrictive adjective clause?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test yourself on restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses through this worksheet and interactive quiz. Subjects of practice questions will include the definition of a restrictive adjective clause, examples of restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses, and punctuation and pronouns used with restrictive clauses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will discuss the following:

  • Examples of restrictive adjective clauses
  • Punctuating restrictive clauses
  • Examples of nonrestrictive adjective clauses
  • Pronouns used to begin a restrictive clause
  • Definition of a restrictive adjective clause

Skills Practiced

Showcase your ability in the following areas in this work:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the beginning of a restrictive clause and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on adjective clauses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of nonrestrictive adjective clauses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how restrictive clause are punctuated

Additional Learning

Review the complementary lesson, titled Restrictive vs. Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses, to keep on learning about this grammar topic. Some goals of this lesson will be:

  • Differentiate between restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses
  • Identify both types of clauses through sample sentences in the lesson
  • Know which pronouns to use with each type of clause