Reduced Relative Clauses

Exercise created by Tereza Neves

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Press the "Hint" button to get the next letter.

Relative clauses can be reduced to equivalent adjective clauses with a Present Participle as adjective:

animals that eat meat are called carnivores   =  meat-eating animals are called carnivores


Change the following phrases in the same way. The first one has been done for you.
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1.  A pitcher plant that eats rats has been named Nepenthes attenboroughii in honor of TV naturalist Richard Attenborough.

A rat-eating pitcher plant has been named Nepenthes attenboroughii in honor of TV naturalist Richard Attenborough. (Read article)

 2.   a train that moves fast
a train
 3.   a tour guide who speaks English
an tour guide
 4.   a sofa that looks comfortable
a sofa
 5.   an actor who has won awards
an actor
 6.   a performance that broke records
a performance
 7.   a product that cleans leather
a product
 8.   animals that dwell in the water
animals
 9.   a cough medicine that tastes bitter
a cough medicine
10.   tips that save money
tips
11.   an industry that is growing fast
a industry
12.   a stove that burns wood
a stove



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