Connective Pronouns in English

Connective Pronouns in EnglishConnective pronouns who, what, whose, which. Their functions in a sentence and examples of use. Similarities with other types of pronouns.

Connective pronouns (Conjunctive pronouns) in English are: who, what, whose, which.

As relative pronouns, they indicate to the preceding person or an object. Also, they hold a connecting function. In a sentence they could serve as a subject, a predicate, an object and an attribute.

This music is exactly what we need for the party. (predicate)

I don’t want to know, whose fault is this. (attribute)

What you got is just disappointment and regret. (subject)

I have no idea what you have come for. (object)

Other examples of sentences with conjunctive pronouns:

She has gone to New York, which was her birthplace.
Mary Brown, who is very generous, gave me these flowers.
The girl who did the mischief should repair it.
He who does his best should be praised.
That is the man whose farm joins ours.