Adjective clause exercise

An adjective clause is a group of words which serves the same purpose as an adjective. It has a subject and a predicate of its own.

1. Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was as white as snow.

2. The house that I live in belongs to my grandfather.

3. I am the monarch of all that I survey.

4. The dog that barks seldom bites.

5. It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

6. I still visit the village where I was born.

7. Here is the book that you are looking for.

8. God helps those who help themselves.

9. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

10. The boy who sits next to me is my cousin.


1. Adjective clause – whose fleece was as white as snow; it modifies the noun lamb.

2. Adjective clause – that I live in; it modifies the noun house.

3. Adjective clause – that I survey; it modifies the indefinite pronoun ‘all’.

4. Adjective clause – that barks; it modifies the noun dog.

5. Adjective clause – that blows nobody any good; it modifies the noun ill wind.

6. Adjective clause – where I was born; it modifies the noun village.

7. Adjective clause – that you are looking for; it modifies the noun book.

8. Adjective clause – those who help themselves; it modifies the demonstrative pronoun ‘those’.

9. Adjective clause – who live in glass houses; it modifies the noun glass houses.

10. Adjective clause – who sits next to me; it modifies the noun boy.