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Some sentences below contain relative clauses; some do not. If you believe that a sentence contains a relative clause,

(A) Click on the first word of the relative clause.
(B) Then click on the last word of the relative clause.

If you believe that the sentence does not contain a relative clause, click on the * symbol at the end of the sentence. You will see feedback to your responses.

1. A  camera  that  captures  images  in  digital  form  is  called  a  digital  camera.  *
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That: CORRECT! THAT is the first word of the relative clause.
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Form: CORRECT! FORM is the last word of the relative clause THAT CAPTURES IMAGES IN DIGITAL FORM.
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2. The  student  is  looking  for  digital  camera  form  which  has  simple  point-and-shoot  features.  *
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Which: CORRECT! The -wh word WHICH is the first word of the relative clause.
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Features: CORRECT! FEATURES is the last word of the relative clause WHICH HAS SIMPLE POINT-AND-SHOOT FEATURES.
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3. She  was  disappointed  with  the  low-resoultion  camera  her  brother  bought.  *
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Her: CORRECT! HER is the first word of the relative clause. This relative clause does not begin with THAT or a wh- word.
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Bought: CORRECT! BOUGHT is the last word of the relative clause HER BROTHER BOUGHT.
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4. The  class  was  discussing  which  company  currently  produces  the  digital  camera  for  the  average  consumer.  *
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*: CORRECT. This sentence does not contain a relative clause. It contains an embedded wh- clause that serves as the object of the word DISCUSSING.

5. Who  knows  a  photographer  who  uses  an  expensive  high-quality and digital  camera.  *
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Who: CORRECT! This WHO is the first word of the relative clause.
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Camera: CORRECT! CAMERA is the last word of the relative clause WHO USES AN EXPENSIVE, HIGH-QUALITY DIGITAL CAMERA.
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6. It  is  obvious  to  most  professionals  that  the  quality  of  an  image  is  improved  depending  on  the  number  of  megapixels  the  camera  has.  *
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that: INCORRECT. In this sentence, THAT introduces a that-clause, not a relative clause. Try again.
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the: CORRECT! THE is the first word of the relative clause. This relative clause does not begin with THAT or a wh-word.
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has: CORRECT! HAS is the last word of the relative clause THE CAMERA HAS.
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7. I  would  like  to  work  in  a  photography  studio  in  which  creativity  and  flexiblity  are  encouraged.  *
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in: CORRECT! IN is the first word of the relative clause.
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Encouraged: CORRECT! ENCOURAGED is the last word of the relative clause IN WHICH CREATIVITY AND FLEXIBILITY ARE ENCOURAGED.
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8. The  police  were  meeting  the  student  whose  camera  was  stolen  from  a  dormitory.  *
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whose: CORRECT! The wh-word WHOSE is the first word of the relative clause.
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Dormitory: CORRECT! DORMITORY is the last word of the relative clause WHOSE CAMERA WAS STOLEN FROM THE DORMITORY.
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9. The  company  was  trying  to  decide  which  digital  camera  they  should  buy  this  year.  *
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10. Small  images  that  students  take  using  inexpensive  digital  cameras  are  ideal  for  web  pages  or  as  email  attachments.  *
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that: CORRECT! THAT is the first word of the relative clause.
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cameras: CORRECT! CAMERAS is the last word of the relative clause THAT STUDENTS TAKE USING INEXPENSIVE DIGITAL CAMERAS.
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