Definition of “relative pronoun” - English Dictionary


“relative pronoun” in English

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(Definition of “relative pronoun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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relative pronounnoun [ C ]

us /ˈrel·ə·t̬ɪv ˈproʊˌnaʊn/

(in grammar) a pronoun such as "which," "who," or "that," that is used to begin a relative clause:

In the sentence "The movie that we saw was very good," "that" is a relative pronoun.

(Definition of “relative pronoun” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)