relative pronoun

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relative pronoun (plural relative pronouns)

  1. (grammar) A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and refers to an antecedent. Some words that can be used as interrogative pronouns can alternatively be used as relative pronouns: what, which, who, whom, and whose. The other relative pronouns are whoever, whosoever, whomever, whatever, and that.
    • The woman who is wearing the funny hat
    • The funny hat that is on her head

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