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Relative Pronouns

(intermediate level)

Choose the correct answer(s) from those in parenthesis:

  1

'Why are you so sad?' 'I've lost the bananas ___ I bought this morning.'

     ( / that / what)

 

  2

Haven't you seen the man ___ bought a ticket from the conductor just now?

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

  3

I came upon the girl ___ was wearing the pink hat at your niece's wedding.

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

  4

Have you seen the man ___ is sitting with that girl in the corner before?

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

  5

The man ___ you were talking to at the meeting is my brother-in-law.

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

  6

The man, to ___ everybody tried to talk at the theatre, is my uncle.

     ( / that / what / who / whom / which)

 

  7

'Was it an 87 bus ___ took you to the wrong place?' 'No, it was a 78.'

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

  8

The old lady ___ we met at the party last Sunday was Henry's aunt.

     (which / / where)

 

  9

The grocer ___ we've stolen the tins from is Tony's second cousin.

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

10

The attendant from ___ we bought the tickets was wearing a green uniform.

     ( / that / what / who / which / whom)

 

11

The storm by ___ the sheep got so frightened washed out the whole village.

     (whom / which / that / )

 

12

I'll promise to give you everything ___ I have if you don't let me down.

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

13

Cathy says all ___ she needs for dinner is a big pumpkin.

     ( / that / what / who / which / whom)

 

14

Have you got anything ___ these poor women could take for their children?

     (which / that / / who)

 

15

The few friends ___ I have are all on holiday at the moment.

     (who / that / which)

 

16

The only thing ___ I can offer to Pam is taking her for a swim to Florida.

     (which / that / what / )

 

17

Tony said that was the best film ___ he had ever seen.

     (which / / that)

 

18

Dora said ___ she needed most was a long and quiet holiday.

     (that / which / what / )

 

19

___ Cathy hates most in life is missing the last train on a rainy night.

     (What / Which / The thing)

 

20

She came to school in her swimming costume, ___ shocked her teachers.

     (what / which / that / who)

 

21

She sent me a letter ___ upset me. She didn't write to me, ___ upset me.

     (that - that / that - what / what - which / that - which)

 

22

Ton's van does 35 miles to the gallon, ___ is pretty good for such an old car.

     (that / what / which)

 

23

The girl ___ sells flowers at the airport has recently married a pop star.

     (that / , that / , who / who / )

 

24

Susan ___ sells tickets at the box office, has gone on holiday.

     (that / , that / , who / who / )

 

25

The police can't find the woman ___ saw the burglar break into our house.

     (that / , that / , who / who / )

 

26

The man ___ car was stolen hasn't yet phoned the inspector.

     (who / whom / whose / that / that's / which)

 

27

The oysters ___ you ate last night ___ were brought from France.

     ( - / , which - , / that - ,)

 

28

The tall girl with the dog, ___ nobody recognized, was a famous actress.

     (which / that / whom)

 

29

Do you know anywhere ___ we could get our car serviced?

     (what / that / which / )

 

30

Sheila gave me a big glass of beer ___ was exactly ___ I needed.

     (which - what / , which - / , which - what / which - that)

 

31

Father lent me a pound ___ was all ___ I needed to buy Cathy an ice-cream.

     (, which - what / that - what / which - that / , which - that)

 

32

Tony is so sad that ___ car, ___ they bought a month ago, has broken down.

     (the - that / the - / their - which / their - that)

 

33

Tony is so sad that ___ car ___ they bought a month ago has broken down.

     (the - that / their - that / their - which)

 

34

She used to swim 1 miles a day, ___ was pretty good for her health.

     ( / that / what / who / which / whom)

 

35

I don't know why Sheila ___ such a great thinker ___ won't solve this problem.

     (, who's - , / who's - / that's - )

 

36

Mrs Tuck ___ was in the garage all the time, said nothing about the theft.

     (that / / who / , who)

 

37

My brother ___ who lives in London ___ works as a night watchman.

     (, - , / - / , - / - ,)

 

38

Why are you so worried? Nothing ___ we do will do your wife any harm.

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

39

May I dare to hope that the little ___ I have done has been useful?

     ( / that / what / who / which)

 

40

They took the pilot ___ was going to fly the Vienna plane to hospital.

     ( / who / which)

 


 

Answer key

  1 -/that11 which21 that - which31 , which - that
  2 that/who12 -/that22 which32 their - which
  3 that/who13 -/that23 who33 the - that
  4 that/who14 that24 , who34 which
  5 -/that/who15 that25 that/who35 , who's - ,
  6 whom16 -/that26 whose36 , who
  7 that17 -/that27 - - -37 , - ,/- - -
  8 -18 what28 whom38 -/that
  9 that/who19 What29 that/-39 -/that
10 whom20 which30 , which - what40 who
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