I can leave out were in this sentence

Contact clauses - relative clauses without relative pronouns

When can you leave out the relative pronoun?

The relative pronoun(who / which / that) you can omittingif it is in sentence not subject is. This sentence is then called a contact clause.

Donkey Bridge: Follows who / which / that a verb, then you can do that relative pronoun Not omitting.

1. Example for the relative pronoun who

1st part of the sentence2nd part of the sentence
Thisisthe boywhoWhatat the party yesterday.
subjectverbrestsubjectverbrest

who is the subject in the 2nd sub-clause and is therefore allowed not omitted become.

1st part of the sentencepronoun2nd part of the sentence
Thisisthe boywhoI.metat the party yesterday.
Thisisthe boycan be omittedI.metat the party yesterday.
subjectverbrest subjectverbrest

who is not subject in the 2nd sub-clause (subject is I) and therefore the pronoun omitting.

2. Example for the relative pronoun which / that

1st part of the sentence2nd part of the sentence
Thisisthe bikewhichWhatin the shop window.
subjectverbrestsubjectverbrest

which is the subject in the 2nd sub-clause and is therefore allowed not omitted become.

1st part of the sentencepronoun2nd part of the sentence
Thisisthe bikewhichI.boughtyesterday.
Thisisthe bikecan be omittedI.boughtyesterday.
subjectverbrest subjectverbrest

which is not subject in the 2nd sub-clause (subject is I) and therefore the pronoun omitting.