ADJECTIVE PHRASE & ADJECTIVE CLAUSES:
AN ADJECTIVE CLAUSE IS A GROUP OF WORD WHICH CONTAINS A SUBJECT AND A PREICATE OF ITS OWN, AND DOES THE WORK OF AN ADJECTIVE.
Look at the following sentences:
1. The umbrella with a broken handle is mine ( which umbrella? )
2. The umbrella which has a broken handle is mine ( which umbrella) ?.
The first group of words with a broken handle , describes the umbrella; that is, it qualifies the noun umbrella, and does the work of an Adjective . It is called an ADJECTIVE PHRASE .
The second group of words which has broken handle , also describes the umbrella and so does the work of an Adjective .But , because it contains a Subject an a Predicate of its own, it is called ADJECTIVE CLAUSE .