Adjective Clause in Complex Sentence

Adjective Clause in Complex Sentence :

An Adjective clause is introduced by a Relative Pronoun or by a Relative Adverb.

1. She is the saint whom we all respect.
2. The time when the ministers will take oath is not yet fixed.
3. The reason why she behaved like that remains a mystery.

Study the following.

I met Mr. Jinnah who was on his way to his office.

In this sentence, “who was on his way to his office” is not an adjective clause. It is Co-ordinate clause. This clause bears no connection substantially to the main clause. Only there is grammatical interlock by the Relative Pronoun WHO.

Here is the man who bought my car.

But in this sentence, "Who bought my car" is an Adjective clause. The main clause "He is the man" and the sub-clause "who bought my car" have substantial relationship.

Study the following sentences with special reference to Adjective clauses.

1. All that glitters is not gold.
2. He laughs best, who laughs last.
3. They that are whole have no need of any medicine.
4. The moment which is lost, is lost for ever.
5. They never fail, who die in a great cause.
6. He that is down need fear no fall.
7. He that climbs very high should make sure of his position.
8. Life is a long lane that has only one turning.
9. He who lives longest sees the most.
10. Often I think of my beautiful wife who had gone to the other world.

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