Contact clauses

We leave out the relative pronoun (who/which/that) if it is not the subject in the sentence.
Hint: If there is a verb after who/which/that, do not leave out the relative pronoun.

This is the boy who   was at the party yesterday.
  "who" is subject in the sentence, do not leave it out
Hint:
There is the verb "was" after "who".
   

This is the boy who I met at the party yesterday.
  "who" is not the subject in the sentence, so leave it out
Hint:
There is no verb after "who" (pronoun "I").
   
This is the boy X I met at the party yesterday.



This is the bike which   was in the shop window.
  "which" is subject in the sentence, do not leave it out
Hint:
There is the verb "was" after "which".
   

This is the bike which I bought yesterday .
  "which" is not the subject in the sentence, so leave it out
Hint:
There is no verb after "which" (pronoun "I").
   
This is the bike X I bought yesterday.
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