Relative Clauses - Exercises

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Exercise

Choose the correct relative pronoun or relative adverb.

  1. La casa nací ya no existe.[The house where I was born doesn’t exist anymore.]|place → donde
  2. yo pienso no te interesa.[You weren’t interested in what I think.]|We use lo que when the relative pronoun refers to an entire clause instead of a single word.
  3. Mis hijos, veo muy poco, me escriben a menudo.[My children, whom I rarely see, write to me regularly.]|For people in the accusative, we have to use a + article.
  4. La chaqueta él sueña es muy cara.[The jacket he’s dreaming of is very expensive.]|dream of → soñar con
  5. La Mancha es una región atrae a numerosos turistas.[La Mancha is a region that attracts many tourists.]|que refers to región and is the subject of the relative clause.

Turn the underlined sentence into a relative clause. Use relative pronouns.

  1. Es una moto. Tú has comprado una moto.
    → ¿Es esta la moto ?[Is this the motorcycle that you bought?]|que refers to moto and is the direct object.
  2. Tienes muchos tatuajes. Tú te has inventado los diseños de tus tatuajes.
    → Tienes muchos tatuajes .[You have a lot of tattoos whose designs you invented yourself.]|For additional information introduced with de (indicating possession) we use cuyo in the relative clause. The form of cuyo agrees with the noun following it.
  3. Silvia lleva una falda. Ella ha pintado una flor sobre su falda.
    → Silvia lleva la falda .[Silvia is wearing the skirt on which she painted a flower.]
  4. Esta es la ciudad. En esta ciudad conocí a mi esposa.
    → Esta es la ciudad .[This is the city where/in which I met my wife.]|For geographical references: donde or en la que.
  5. Tú quieres algo. Yo no sé lo que es.
    → Yo no sé .[I don’t know what you want.]

Choose the correct relative pronoun, paying attention to gender and number.

  1. La herida por me perdí la competición me duele mucho.[The injury that caused me to miss the race is hurting a lot.]|herida: singular, feminine
  2. El teatro fui era realmente pequeño.[The theatre I went to was really small.]|teatro: singular, masculine
  3. Los caminos por pasas no son los más fáciles.[The roads you’re taking are not the easiest.]|caminos: plural, masculine
  4. Las mujeres con trabaja le aprecian mucho.[The women he works with appreciate him a lot.]|mujeres: plural, feminine
  5. La profesora, artículos son conocidos en todo el mundo, nos da clase en la universidad.[The professor, whose articles are known worldwide, teaches us at the university.]|artículos: plural, masculine
  6. Pablo, madre es abogada, sabe mucho de leyes. [Pablo, whose mother is a lawyer, knows a lot about laws.]|madre: singular, feminine