Fill the gaps with the relative pronouns who, which, where or whose
1. We’re so grateful to the man _______ helped us.
2. They are going to spend the summer in Malaga _______ they have an apartment.
3. Drew Barrymore, _______ godfather is Steven Spielberg, comes from a famous family of actors.
4. I’m not a fan of the music _______ they play on this radio station.
5. This is the photograph _______ won first prize.
6. The band, _______ album is at the top of the charts, is starting a world tour next month.
7. Where are the biscuits _______ I bought this morning? Don’t tell me you’ve eaten them already!
8. I don’t know anyone _______ doesn’t like chocolate.
9. The hospital _______ I was born has been demolished.
10. The pangolin, _______ is the world’s most trafficked mammal, may eat up to seventy million insects a year!
Which of the above sentences would still be grammatically correct if you omitted the relative pronoun?
Answer to the bonus question
You can omit the relative pronoun in 4. and 7.
Relative pronouns can be omitted IF they refer to the object of the verb and not the subject.
4. I’m not a fan of the music they play on this radio station.
7. Where are the biscuits I bought this morning? Don’t tell me you’ve eaten them already!
They (subject) play the music (object)
I (subject) bought the biscuits (object)
My advice: If you feel more comfortable NOT omitting the relative pronoun that is perfectly fine! Both ways are okay. What’s more, as you become more and more confident with your English skills you may start to know instinctively when you can leave out the relative pronoun.
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