Relative pronoun

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A relative pronoun is used to repeat the meaning of a previously mentioned noun. At the same time, it connects a relative clause to the sentence, acting both as a conjunction and a pronoun.

The relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, and that. We sometimes use when, what, where and why as relative pronouns.

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There is a commonly-held belief that whose can only be applied to people, not to things. This is not so, however, and in the words of the immortal H. W. Fowler: “Let us, in the name of common sense, prohibit the prohibition of whose inanimate; good writing is surely difficult enough without the forbidding of things that have historical grammar, and present intelligibility, and obvious convenience, on their side”.[1] Modern English Usage (1926)

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