# 4.7.1.1.1: Relative Clauses (Whom)

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Relative Clauses (Whom)

Exercise 18:  Combine the following sentences by making the second sentence a relative clause.  In other words, make the second sentence part of the first sentence.

Example:

The boy loved to read all kinds of books.  I gave the book to the boy.
The boy whom I gave the book to loved to read all kinds of books.

1.  We kept an eye on the boy.  The police wanted to talk to the boy.

2.  The teacher was talking to the students.  Another teacher wanted to talk to them, too.

3.  The man was the president of a large corporation.  The woman fell in love with him.

4.  The man was killed in an automobile accident.  People respected the man.

5.  The children were playing in the back yard.  A stranger frightened the children.

6.  The man brought his car to the mechanic.  I have known the mechanic for many years.

7.  We saw the singer in Las Vegas last week.  John had dated the singer for six months.

8.  The boys quit school last year.  The police arrested the boys for robbery last week.

9.  The men had helped the woman repair her fence.  The woman cooked a delicious meal for them.

10.  The thief had stolen money from the old woman.  The police arrested him today.

Relative Clauses (Whom)

Exercise 19:  Combine the following sentences by making the second sentence a relative clause.  In other words, make the second sentence part of the first sentence.

1.  The boys carried their books into the room.  I spoke to them at the door.

2.  I gave my sister a box of cookies.  My wife gave her some flowers.

3.  The big man had a lot of friends.  I met him many years ago.

4.  I played tennis with my next-door neighbor.  I lent a tennis racket to him.

5.  The truck drivers drove their trucks to Seattle.  I met them in Tacoma.

6.  My sister took care of my brother.  The doctors told him not to live alone.

7.  The baseball player played a good game.  I saw him in Chinatown last year.

8.  I sent a letter to the president.  I don’t like him at all.

9.  The murderer had killed a policeman.  The police caught him last night.

10.  My wife took our sons to the market yesterday.  She made them carry the shopping bags into the house.

11.  My wife watched a movie with me on Saturday evening.  Our sons didn’t annoy her all day long.

12.  I gave an allowance to my kids.  My wife told them not to spend it foolishly.

13.  I drank some beer with my friends this afternoon.  I met them in Iran in 1975.

Exercise 20:  Please write five more sentences with WHOM.

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