Relative Clause (definition)
A relative clause is a clause that modifies a noun. For example, the bold phased strings in the following sentences are clauses that modify the italicized noun. They are often introduced with a wh-word or a complementizer, although these can be omitted.
- the man who I saw last week
- the book that I left on the table
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