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Majalah Ilmiah UNIKOM

Vol.9, No. 2

143

H a l a m a n

There is somebody who wants to see

you at the door.

g.

The relative pronoun that in some

cases may replace who, especially in

colloquial style in informal situation

(Hornby, 1975 : 157).

The boy who / that broke the win-

dow was called Tommy.

D.

Discussion

This writing describes adjective clause

based on the function, types, introductory

words and form found in English articles.

1. The functions of adjective clause

a.

He even wrote down details from the

previously mentioned movies which he

planned to copy when he had his own

wedding reception.

which he planned to copy

when he had his own wedding reception in

the sentence above is an adjective clause

because it functions like an adjective, that is

to modify a noun.

which

he planned to copy when he had his own

wedding receptionthe

previously mentioned movies.

b. Modifies a pronoun

But most observers agree that the power

of the uniformed dons has only waned

slightly, if at all, and that it is they who

are still running many of the rackets on

the mean streets of Grotavia.

who are still running many

of the rackets on the mean streets of Grota-

via

adjective, that is to modify a pronoun.

who

are still running many of the rackets on the

mean streets of Grotavia

they

2. The types of adjective clause in the arti-

cle.

a. Essential adjective clause

1.He once swore if he ever got married,

he would have a reception which he

would enjoy.

which he would enjoy

sentence above is an adjective clause be-

cause it functions like an adjective that is to

a reception.

2. He once swore if he ever got married, he

would have a reception.

It is obviously seen that first sentence

means something different with the second

sentence, it means that the adjective clause

which he would enjoy

ing of the whole sentence, since removing

the adjective clause changes the meaning of

the whole sentence, the adjective clause is

essential.

b. Nonessential adjective clause

1.This light, which guards a real pedes-

trian crossing to the major mosque in

our neighborhood, seems to change

from red to green to red without a regu-

lar pattern.

which guardsa real pedes-

trian crossing to the major mosque in our

neighborhood

adjective clause because it functions like an

this

light.

This light seems to change from red to

green to red without a regular pattern.

There is no basic different in meaning

between the first and second sentence be-

which guards a

real pedestrian crossing to the major

mosque in our neighborhood

tional information which is not necessary for

the meaning of the sentence to the noun

this light

clause does not change the basic meaning

of the whole sentence, the adjective clause

is considered to be nonessential.

3. The introductory words of adjective

clause.

a. Relative pronoun

1. Who

When Sukarno became the object of

adoration once again, it came many

years after his death, and he was

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