Parts of the Sentence - Adjective Clauses
In using an adjective clause, you should always place it as near to the word it modifies as possible. If you misplace the adjective clause, it makes a ridiculous sentence or one that is unclear. Examples: (incorrect) = I waved to my dog from the car that had just licked my face. (The car did not lick my face; the dog did.) (correct) = From the car I waved to my dog that had just licked my face. (Now the clause is as close as it can be to the word it modifies. That is next to dog.)
Instructions: Rewrite the following sentences placing the adjective clause in the correct place.
1. They drove to the lake in their new car where they love to fish for bass.
2. The large limousine pulled up to the curb which was loaded with students for the prom.
3. The new tricycle was smashed on the driveway that had been delivered yesterday.
4. We showed the pictures to our friends that we had taken at the wedding.
5. We caught several fish with the new bait which we cooked for dinner.
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1. They drove in their new car to the lake where they love to fish for bass.
2. The large limousine which was loaded with students for the prom pulled up to the curb.
3. The new tricycle that had been delivered yesterday was smashed on the driveway.
4. We showed to our friends the pictures that we had taken at the wedding.
5. We caught with the new bait several fish which we cooked for dinner.
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