Pronouns: relative pronouns


We use relative pronouns after a noun to make it clear which person or thing we are talking about.

For example, we use who to provide more information about a person.

  • That is the man who won the gold medal in the 200m race.
  • The runner, who won the race, is the fastest man in the world.

Commonly used relative pronouns:

Subject Object Possessive
who whom whose
which which whose
that that
Further learning
Description Author Language
Explanation of when we can and cannot use 'that' as a relative pronoun. Instantâneo Aulas
Five features that will help you to identify and use non-definining relative pronouns. BBC Learning
When to use 'which' and 'that'. Dr Clare Lynch