Gutenberg Exchange Lesson 9a: Relative Clauses
Computer Literacy Objectives: This version of Lesson 9 asks you to continue working with wordprocessing. It does NOT introduce you to HTML. If you wish, you can switch to the HTML version. (Recommended for advanced classes)

Writing Objectives: You learn how to construct and identify relative clauses.

In this lesson, you will learn about relative clauses, you will down load a file containing model sentences, and you will imitate the sentences contained in that file.


  1. Review adjective clusters, and return to this page.
  2. Go to an introduction to relative clauses, and read it carefully.
  3. Go to a page containing sample relative clauses. Save it to disk by clicking on the "File" option in the upper left corner of the Netscape screen and selecting the "Save as" option.
  4. After saving the sample relative clauses to disk, open your word processor anddload the file. Your word processor will probably ask you what kind of document it is. It is a "Text" document, or an "ASCii" document.
  5. Delete all of the HTML coding (commands inside < and >), leaving the text of "sample relative clauses."
  6. Under each sentence, type in an imitation of the sentence, using your own words but employing relative clauses as the model sentence does.
  7. When you have imitated all of the sentences, go through the text, making the format clear, and putting your name and section number on it.
  8. Have a classmate check your work.
  9. Print, save, and hand in the completed paper.
  10. Close down all open programs, and shut down your computer.

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