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Rewriting Adjectival Clauses as Main Clauses
and Main as Adjectival

From Alice in Wonderland 
by Lewis Carroll

A. Rewriting Adjectival Clauses as Main Clauses

Directions: Rewrite each sentence by changing an adjectival subordinate clause into a main clause. (You can do this by creating two main clauses or by creating compound finite verbs in one main clause.)

1. The Queen said it to the Knave of Hearts, who only bowed and smiled in reply.

2. Alice found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof.

3. The Hatter looked at the March Hare, who had followed him into the court.

4. Her face brightened up at the thought that she was now the right size for going through the little door into that lovely garden.

5. Five, who had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out, "The Queen! The Queen!"


B. Rewriting Main Clauses as Adjectival

Directions: Rewrite each sentence by changing a main clause into an adjectival subordinate clause.

1. Soon her eye fell on a little glass box. It was lying under the table

2. "We, indeed!" cried the Mouse. He was trembling down to the end of its tail.

3. All she could see was an immense length of neck. It seemed to rise like a stalk out of a sea of green leaves that lay far below her.

4. She was walking by the White Rabbit. The Rabbit was peeping anxiously into her face.

5. She came upon a neat little house. On its door was a bright brass plate.