relative clause

noun

Definition of relative clause 

1 : an adjective clause introduced by a relative pronoun expressed or suppressed, relative adjective, or relative adverb and having either a purely descriptive force (as in John, who often tells fibs) or a limiting one (as in boys who tell fibs)

2 : a substantive clause introduced by an indefinite relative (as in he belittles whatever his sister tries to do)

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