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What is a relative pronoun?

 

Definition
 

A relative pronoun is a pronoun that

 
  • marks a relative clause
  • functions grammatically within the relative clause, and
  • is coreferential to the word modified by the relative clause.
Example (English)
 
  • The man who comes next
  • Sources
     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 195

     

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 365


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