Similar to how adverb clauses function as adverbs, adjective clauses function as adjectives. An adjective modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun. Adjectives answer the questions which one, what kind, and how many. These clauses do not begin with subordinating conjunctions as adverb clauses do, but they begin with relative pronouns. Relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, that, which, what, when, where, and why.
- My mother, who lives in Texas, is a caring and kind woman.
- My father, whom my mother loves, is buying her a new car for Mother's Day.
- My mother has wanted a new car that has automatic transmission for many years.
- I remember the time when she gave up a new car so that we could go on vacation together.
- Our family went to a place where we could swim and play together.
- My mother, whose food is always delicious, made us wonderful lunches and dinners that weekend.