Check out this Defining Clauses Worksheet to make sure you know when a clause is necessary to maintain meaning. The exercises require you to rewrite sentences using proper grammar into one sentence while creating a defining clause in the new sentence.
My cat is finicky. My cat prowls the kitchen waiting for food. (Assume there is more than one cat).
My cat that is finicky prowls the kitchen waiting for food before its housemates realize it’s time to eat.
The dancer focuses on ballet. The dancer is in her third year at The Julliard School.
Her mother is a doctor. Her mother believes in focusing on quality patient care.
The sofa is a dark chocolate color. The sofa has a pull-out bed to accommodate guests.
She ate the cream of broccoli soup. She made the cream of broccoli soup.
Zack is wearing a baseball cap. Zack’s baseball cap is a Green Bay Packer’s one.
The artist focuses on the Renaissance period. The artist paints every afternoon for several hours.
The car is a speedster. The car is cherry red and full of flash.
The coffee was a rich, hazelnut flavor. The coffee tempted me with its delectable aroma.
The janitor usually works in the evenings. The janitor is often found dancing around the building as he jams to favorite tunes while working.
The snowstorm was not in the forecast for yesterday. The snowstorm dropped 12″ of heavy, wet snow, making travel difficult and treacherous.