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Asked • 08/02/19

What do you call "that" or "where"?

For words that sit as placeholders for other words (and introduce subordinate clauses), is there a name?For example,>The quick brown fox __that__ jumped over the lazy dog.>The man __who__ killed the cyclops.What are these words called? (aside from "pronoun" or "demonstrative pronoun" for the case of terms like __this__ and __that__ [depending on usage])They basically function as placeholders for other clauses or nouns.

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Mary M. answered • 08/02/19

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