Relative Pronouns in German
A relative clause is
a dependent clause that cannot stand alone. It is introduced by a
pronoun that refers to a noun or pronoun (antecedent) in the preceding
// RELATIVE CLAUSE
The Atlantic is the
ocean that separates Europe and Africa from America.
Der Atlantik ist das
Meer, das Europa und Afrika von Amerika trennt.
In English, these relative pronouns include: who, whom, which and that.
In German, the relative pronouns take the same forms as the definite articles, except in the DATIVE PLURAL.
You must have a comma
between the main and the relative clauses, and the verb in the relative
clause belongs at the end of the clause (dependent word order).
While you will not
be expected to produce relative pronouns this semester, you must