Notes On Adjective Phrase and Adjective Clause - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar

A dependent clause that functions as an adjective in a sentence is called adjective clause.
An adjective clause works like adjective in a sentence. The function of an adjective is to modify (describe) a noun or a pronoun. Similarly a noun clause modifies a noun or a pronoun.

Example
She wears a dress which looks pretty.

The clause “which looks Pretty” in above sentence is an adjective clause because it modifies noun “dress” in the sentence.
An adjective clause always precedes the noun it modifies.

Examples.
I met a gentleman who had helped me.
A mango that taste sweet is liked by me.
The story book which I bought last week is very interesting.
The flat where she lives consists of four rooms.
The person who was running was a robber.

Note: Adjective clause begins with relative pronoun (that, who, whom, whose, which, or whose) and is also relative clause. Adjective (relative) clauses can be restrictive clause or nonrestrictive clause

Summary

A dependent clause that functions as an adjective in a sentence is called adjective clause.
An adjective clause works like adjective in a sentence. The function of an adjective is to modify (describe) a noun or a pronoun. Similarly a noun clause modifies a noun or a pronoun.

Example
She wears a dress which looks pretty.

The clause “which looks Pretty” in above sentence is an adjective clause because it modifies noun “dress” in the sentence.
An adjective clause always precedes the noun it modifies.

Examples.
I met a gentleman who had helped me.
A mango that taste sweet is liked by me.
The story book which I bought last week is very interesting.
The flat where she lives consists of four rooms.
The person who was running was a robber.

Note: Adjective clause begins with relative pronoun (that, who, whom, whose, which, or whose) and is also relative clause. Adjective (relative) clauses can be restrictive clause or nonrestrictive clause

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