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Test on Relative Clauses

Test your knowledge on Relative Clauses. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.


Choose the correct relative pronoun or relative adverb.

  1. A castle is a place a king or queen lives.
  2. An actress is a woman plays in films or theatre plays.
  3. This is the girl mother is from Canada.
  4. This is the time of the year many people suffer from hayfever.
  5. The flowers grow in the garden are beautiful.

Decide whether the relative pronoun is necessary or not.

  1. This is the picture that Jane painted.

  2. Do you know the man who is speaking on the phone?

  3. We ate the sweets which my mother had bought.

  4. Is this the boy who plays the piano?

  5. This is the house that was broken into.

Complete the sentences using a relative clause.

  1. Catherine and Sue are two girls (like dancing)
  2. My mobile phone is something (be very important to me)
  3. Antony is a friend of mine (live in Boston)
  4. West Side Story is a musical (be very famous)
  5. An airport is a place (planes land)

Combine the sentences using relative clauses without relative pronouns (contact clauses).

  1. We bought a car last week. The car is blue.
    The car
  2. The girl is a singer. We met her at the party.
    The girl
  3. The bananas are on the table. George bought them.
    The bananas
  4. We watched a film last night. It was really scary.
    The film
  5. I have to learn new words. They are very difficult.
    The new words

Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Got the spelling right?
  • Put in the full stop or question mark where required?
  • Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)?

In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.