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  8.1 What are relative clauses?

A relative clause describes an element of the main clause. The relative pronoun establishes the relationship between the element in the main clause described by the relative clause and the relative clause.

The car that stand in front of the door has a flat tire.

The word described by the relative clause is the car. It stands in front of the door. The relationship between the car and the relative clause is established through the relative pronoun that.

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