Parts of the Sentence - Adjective Clauses
In using an adjective clauseThe adjective clause is a dependent clause that is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause.
Source: Lesson 251, 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.
I waved to my dog from the car that had just licked my face. = incorrect
(The car did not lick my face; the dog did.)
I waved to my dog that had just licked my face from the car. = correct
Instructions: Rewrite the following sentences placing the adjective clause in the correct place.
1. The tall man was stopped by a police officer who had been acting suspiciously.
2. We found the key under the couch that had been lost.
3. She took the letter to the post office, which she had written earlier.
4. The rosebush is next to a weedy lot that is very beautiful.
5. The tanker sailed into the harbor, which was carrying a load of oil.