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Relative Pronouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about relative pronouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Relative Pronouns

Definition of a relative pronoun.
Relative Pronoun Examples
  • You may eat whatever you like at the restaurant.
  • You may ask whomever you want.
  • The following words are relative pronouns
  • what, which, who, whom, that, whatever, whichever, whoever, whomever
From YOUR Teacher: Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns are words which connects a phrase or clause to another phrase or clause.

You may eat anything on the menu you like, becomes, You may eat whatever you like.
Whatever replaces eat anything on the menu.
 
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 11 - Mistakes
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Mistakes

Bruce: Where did John go?

Laura: He went to the drugstore.

Bruce: To the bookstore?

Laura: No, I said he went to the drugstore.

Bruce: Oh, I misunderstood you. I thought you said bookstore.

Laura: How could you make a mistake like that? Weren’t you paying attention?
Conversation Notes
  • drugstore
  • Since this is a compound noun, the principal stress is on the first syllable.
  • To the bookstore
  • This is a normally shortened form for Did you say he went to the bookstore?—with the omitted words “understood.” Bookstore. This word, a compound noun, has the principal stress on the first syllable.
  • drugstore
  • Note there is heavy stress and slightly higher than usual intonation on drug­, to emphasize this syllable, as contrasted with book­ in the line above.
  • How could you make a mistake like that? Weren’t you paying attention?
  • Note there is a difference in intonation between the how­ question and the yes­no question.
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Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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