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Two Useful Adjective Clause Devices. Lesson 30. A special type of adjective clause is useful when you wish to state a act about only a part or a number of a larger group. Gloria has three sisters , one of whom is a nurse.

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Two useful adjective clause devices

Two Useful Adjective Clause Devices

Lesson 30


Two useful adjective clause devices

A special type of adjective clause is useful when you wish to state a act about only a part or a number of a larger group.

Gloria has three sisters, one of whom is a nurse.

The adjective clause state a fact about (all, one) of the sisters


Two useful adjective clause devices

A special type of adjective clause is useful when you wish to state a act about only a part or a number of a larger group.

Gloria has three sisters, one of whom is a nurse.

The adjective clause state a fact about (all, one) of the sisters


Two useful adjective clause devices

Along the coast are many small islands, some of which are uninhabited.

The clause states a fact about (some, all) of the islands.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Along the coast are many small islands, some of which are uninhabited.

The clause states a fact about (some, all) of the islands.


Two useful adjective clause devices

These adjective clauses begin with such words as one of whom, several of whom, two of which, most of which.

The room has three windows, one of which is always locked.

The word in the clause that specifies the number to which the statement applies is the (first, last) word.


Two useful adjective clause devices

These adjective clauses begin with such words as one of whom, several of whom, two of which, most of which.

The room has three windows, one of which is always locked.

The word in the clause that specifies the number to which the statement applies is the (first, last) word.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The number of the group that these clauses single out may vary from none of whom, to all of whom.

Fill in the missing words to show that none of the coins are rare. (None may take either a singular or plural verb.)

I have many old coins, ______ are rare.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The number of the group that these clauses single out may vary from none of whom, to all of whom.

Fill in the missing words to show that none of the coins are rare. (None may take either a singular or plural verb.)

I have many old coins, none of which are rare.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Fill in the missing words to show that all the coins are rare:

I have many old coins, _________ are rare.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Fill in the missing words to show that all the coins are rare:

I have many old coins, all of which are rare.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Fill in the missing words to show that a few of the coins are rare:

I have many old coins, ________ are rare.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Fill in the missing words to show that a few of the coins are rare:

I have many old coins, a few of which are rare.


Two useful adjective clause devices

In using this type of clause, be careful to use whom, and not which, to refer to people.

The Adamos have three sons, two of (which, whom) are now attending college.


Two useful adjective clause devices

In using this type of clause, be careful to use whom, and not which, to refer to people.

The Adamos have three sons, two of (which, whom) are now attending college.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Customs official, may of (whom, which) speak English, examine your luggage.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Customs official, may of (whom, which) speak English, examine your luggage.


Two useful adjective clause devices

In this and the following frames, subordinate the italicized statement by changing it to an adjective clause built on the “one of which” or “some of whom” pattern:

We have three clocks, and none of them keeps good time.

We have three clocks, ________ keeps good time.


Two useful adjective clause devices

In this and the following frames, subordinate the italicized statement by changing it to an adjective clause built on the “one of which” or “some of whom” pattern:

We have three clocks, and none of them keeps good time.

We have three clocks, none of which keeps good time.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Rita baby-sits with two children, and one of them is very mischievous.

Rita baby-sits with two children, ________ is very mischievous.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Rita baby-sits with two children, and one of them is very mischievous.

Rita baby-sits with two children, one of whomis very mischievous.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The air is full of bacteria, but most of them are harmless.

The air is full of bacteria, _________ are harmless.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The air is full of bacteria, but most of them are harmless.

The air is full of bacteria, most of which are harmless.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The college has eight hundred students, and many of them come from foreign countries.

The college has eight hundred students, ________ come from foreign countries.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The college has eight hundred students, and many of them come from foreign countries.

The college has eight hundred students, many of whom come from foreign countries.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The school has twelve rooms, and three of them are not used.

The school has twelve rooms, _________ are not used.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The school has twelve rooms, and three of them are not used.

The school has twelve rooms, three of whichare not used.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Ralph brought his parents, and I had met neither of them before.

Ralph brought his parents, _________ I had met before.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Ralph brought his parents, and I had met neither of them before.

Ralph brought his parents, neither of whom I had met before.


Two useful adjective clause devices

In a similar type of adjective clause, a noun precedes the words of which; for example, the price of which, the result of which, the purpose of which.

There are many wordsthe meanings of which have changed.

What noun precedes of which?


Two useful adjective clause devices

In a similar type of adjective clause, a noun precedes the words of which; for example, the price of which, the result of which, the purpose of which.

There are many wordsthe meanings of which have changed.

What noun precedes of which?

meanings


Two useful adjective clause devices

Mr. Kerr bought several stocks the value of which is very doubtful.

What noun precedes of which?


Two useful adjective clause devices

Mr. Kerr bought several stocks the value of which is very doubtful.

What noun precedes of which?

value


Two useful adjective clause devices

Ordinarily, the relative pronoun whose provides a smoother sentence than of which and requires fewer words.

  • I read a novel the ending of which is disappointing.

  • I read a novel whose ending is disappointing.

    Sentence b is ______ words shorter than sentence a.

    (How many?)


Two useful adjective clause devices

Ordinarily, the relative pronoun whose provides a smoother sentence than of which and requires fewer words.

  • I read a novel the ending of which is disappointing.

  • I read a novel whose ending is disappointing.

    Sentence b is two words shorter than sentence a.

    (How many?)


Two useful adjective clause devices

The relative pronoun whose, unlike who and whom, can be used for things as well as persons.

  • I ordered a French soup the name of which I can’t pronounce.

  • I ordered a French soup whose name I can’t pronounce.

    Are both sentences correct? (Yes, No)


Two useful adjective clause devices

The relative pronoun whose, unlike who and whom, can be used for things as well as persons.

  • I ordered a French soup the name of which I can’t pronounce.

  • I ordered a French soup whose name I can’t pronounce.

    Are both sentences correct? (Yes, No)


Two useful adjective clause devices

Even though whose may be used for things, there are times when you might prefer the of which construction. Change the whose to the of which construction.

She makes chili whose preparation takes an entire day.

She makes chili ___________ takes an entire day.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Even though whose may be used for things, there are times when you might prefer the of which construction. Change the whose to the of which construction.

She makes chili whose preparation takes an entire day.

She makes chili the preparation of which takes an entire day.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Change the whose to the of which construction:

The minister told a story whose point most people missed.

The minister told a story _________ most people missed.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Change the whose to the of which construction:

The minister told a story whose point most people missed.

The minister told a story the point of whichmost people missed.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Change the whose of the of which construction:

The doctor recommended a cough medicine whose name I can’t recall.

The doctor recommended a cough medicine __________ I can’t recall.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Change the whose of the of which construction:

The doctor recommended a cough medicine whose name I can’t recall.

The doctor recommended a cough medicine the name of which I can’t recall.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Write the following answers on your own sheet of paper.


Two useful adjective clause devices

In this and the following frames, subordinate each italicized statement to an of which construction, preceded by a noun (“the cause of which,” “the price of which”):

Our school had an assembly, and the purpose was to improve sportsmanship.

1.Our school had an assembly ________was to improve sportsmanship.


Two useful adjective clause devices

My tropical fish contracted a disease, and the cause of it is not known.

2. My tropical fish contracted a disease ________ is not known.


Two useful adjective clause devices

Our television set has a knob,and I have never discovered its purpose.

3. Our television set has a knob ________ I have never discovered.


Two useful adjective clause devices

The county constructed a road, and the need for it was very great.

4. The county constructed a road ________ was very great.


Two useful adjective clause devices

We studied a poem by Alice walker, and its meaning was very difficult.

5. We studied a poem by Alice Walker _________ was very difficult.


Two useful adjective clause devices

We camped at the foot of Silver Mountain, and its top is snow-capped.

6. We camped at the foot of Silver Mountain ___________ is snow-capped.


Two useful adjective clause devices

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