English 2

Relative Pronouns (Practice +Key)

1 Complete these sentences using one word only.

  • 1 A purse is a small bag ______ people, usually women, use to carry money in.
  • 2 A trainer is someone ______ teaches a skill through practice.
  • 3 A gazelle is a kind of small antelope _______ can run very fast.
  • 4 Reeboks, _______ live in Africa, belong to the gazelle family.
  • 5 Nike, _______ means ‘victory’ in Greek, was an ancient goddess.
  • 6 ‘Victorian’, _______ refers to the time _______ Queen Victoria ruled in England, is the period between 1837 and 1901.
  • 7 A place _______ people of similar interests meet is called a club.
  • 8 Reebok, _______ reputation is worldwide, has won many international prizes.

2 Relative pronouns. Complete this text using one appropriate word in each space.

Nike

  • Nike is an American manufacturer of sports clothes and shoes, (1) _______ has become very fashionable, particularly with young people. Nike, (2) _______ is pronounced ‘nikey’, is the goddess victory in Greek mythology. Nike, (3) _______ sat at the side of Zeus, was usually represented as a winged figure.
  • Caroline Davidson, a graphic design student at Portland State University, was commissioned to design the Nike ‘swoosh’ logo (4) _______ now appears on every pair of Nike shoes.
  • The Nike logo, for (5) ________ Davidson was paid only 35 dollars, captures the spirit of the goddess (6) ________ inspired the most courageous Greek warriors. Nike is the twentieth – century footwear (7) ________ helps the world’s greatest athletes win new victories.

KEY:

  • 1 which
  • 2 who
  • 3 which
  • 4 which
  • 5 which
  • 6 which, when
  • 7 where
  • 8 whose

NIKE

  • 1 which
  • 2 which
  • 3 who
  • 4 which
  • 5 whom
  • 6 who
  • 7 which