Hi all, Does anyone have a clear way of explaining when we can omit relative pronouns, such as in sentences like "The house (that) he owns" and "The girl (that/who/whom) he met"? I'm particularly interested in finding an explanation that would be simple for Spanish speakers. I had thought that a simple trick would be to think that if the clause starts with a noun/pronoun then you can omit the relative pronoun, but for Spanish speakers that are beginners that wouldn't be especially clear since in Spanish the nouns and pronouns would normally go after the verb. I've looked on quite a few websites and in some grammar books but I've only found explanations that are long and awkward. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!