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relative pronoun

A relative pronoun is a type of pronoun used to connect a relative clause (also known as an adjective clause) to the main clause in a sentence. Relative clauses either help clarify who or what a sentence is talking about (known as the antecedent), or else give extra information about it.
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relative pronoun

n.
A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and has reference to an antecedent, as who in the child who is wearing a hat or that in the house that you live in.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relative pronoun - a pronoun (as `that' or `which' or `who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent
pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
Translations
pronombre relativo
vonatkozó névmás
tilvísunarfornafn
pronome relativorelativo
関係代名詞
pronomen relativum
betrekkelijk voornaamwoord
relativt pronomen
pronome relativo
oziralni zaimek
relativpronomen
ilgi adılı
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Second, the relative pronoun simultaneously plays three roles: (1) as subject or filler verb in the relative clause, (2) as conjunction between the main and relative clauses and (3) as anaphoric pronoun of the antecedent.
A fourth fact is related to the expression of the function of inter-clausal articulator for substantive clauses, expressed by the relative pronoun (RP) in free relatives (without antecedent) in L, often corresponding to demonstrative with relative in Romance translations.
In Excerpt 1, with the shortened pause and lengthened "who," it generates a drive across the pause, suggesting that the verse line has not yet ended, that the phrase "On the faces of my live comrades" and the relative pronoun "who" are one perceptual unit (even though the relative pronoun is part of a new clause).
Here the relative pronoun who refers to the noun student and begins the relative clause who prefers to study late at night.
In Dutch relative clauses, the relative pronoun agrees with the antecedent in number, gender and animacy, but not in the feature R: compare het boek waarover we spraken "the book where-of we spoke " [het boek is [+neuter, +singular, -animate, -R], waar is [+neuter, +singular, -animate, +R].
Subordinate clauses typically begin with a subordinating clause or a relative pronoun.
Nonetheless, it is important to realize that--for all the current uncertainty --there was near-unanimous consent, lasting almost six centuries, to the notion that the relative pronoun cui in this verse was an accusative and that it referred to the protagonist's guide, Virgil.
Think of Kurt Cobain defining a generation by using the indefinite relative pronoun "whatever" in Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Onions's interpretation of alod in line 56 as the adjective 'wasted, dissipated, destroyed' (deriving its meaning from ON afloga 'worn out, useless' and its form from ON afloa 'weatherworn, worn thin') (2) seems to have gained general acceptance, (3) despite the fact that the word thus glossed is a hapax legomenon, (4) and that it entails an awkward ellipsis of the relative pronoun (an "asyndetic relative clause") and "the northern syntax of is":
Finally there are instances of relative pronoun "what" and conditional "if" used as cohesive ties in the surah.
In (1), the head noun and the relative pronoun are marked for the same case.
e) Relative pronoun as (for standard who, which, that):

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