English Grammar Guide

Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns are used to introduce relative clauses.

General information

Relative pronouns are used to introduce relative clauses. Relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, that, which, when, where, what.

  • Who     >  Used to refer to people

  • Whom     >  Also used to refer to people, but in more formal, written English

  • Whose     >  Used to refer to possession

  • That     >  Used to refer to things

  • Which     >  Used to refer to things

  • When     >  Used to refer to time

  • Where     >  Used to refer to places or locations

  • What     >  Used to refer to things

See:  relative Clauses

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