Non-restrictive vs. Restrictive Adjective Clauses                Name:________________

Directions:  Add commas where necessary.

  1. Only people who speak Russian should apply for the job.
  2. Irina who speaks Russian applied for the job.
  3. Marco and Guillermo who did not come to class yesterday explained their absence to the instructor.
  4. The students who did not come to class yesterday explained their absence to the teacher.
  5. The geologist who lectured at Browning Hall last night predicted another earthquake.
  6. Dr. Fields who lectured at Browning Hall last night predicted another earthquake.
  7. The rice which we had for dinner last night was very good.
  8. Rice which is grown in many countries is a staple food throughout much of the world.
  9. I have good memories of my hometown which is situated in the mountains.
  10. I live in a town which is situated in the mountains.
  11. The Mississippi River which flows south from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico is the major commercial river in the United States.
  12. A river which is polluted is not safe for swimming.
  13. The man whom I spoke to was wearing a black hat.  The man who must have been in his forties really scared me.
  14. We enjoyed Mexico City where we spent our vacation.

Directions:  Complete the sentences with the relative pronouns who, whom, which, whose, where, when.  Then answer the Yes/No questions.

  1. George Washington is the president ________________________picture is on a one-dollar bill.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  2. I like the people with _______________________________ I work.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  3. Have you seen the movie ____________________________ is playing at the Harvard Movie Theater?
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  4. Do you know the woman ___________________________John is engaged to?
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  5. We are planning to go to Albany, _______________________ is the capital of New York.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  6. A thermometer is an instrument ___________________________ measures the temperature.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  7. I have a friend _________________________________ father is a famous artist.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  8. December 25th is the day on ___________________ Christians celebrate Christmas.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  9. The neighborhood ______________________I live is not safe.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No
  10. People ___________________ live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
            A. Can you put the relative pronoun "that" in the blank?   Yes   No
            B.  Can you delete the relative pronoun?  Yes   No