relative pronoun

noun

Definition of relative pronoun

1 : a pronoun (as who, which, that) that introduces a clause modifying an antecedent (as in the man who would be king)
2 : an indefinite relative (as who, whoever, what, whatever) that introduces a clause functioning as a substantive (as in order what you like or invite whomever you please)

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“Relative pronoun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relative%20pronoun. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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