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A relative clause can be ‘subject + verb + object’. The object in this case must be an indirect object and the noun/noun phrase being modified by the relative clause is the direct object.

你看,这是我男朋友送我的生日礼物。

nǐ kàn,zhè shì wǒ nán péng yǒu sòng wǒ de shēng rì lǐ wù 。

Look! This is the birthday gift (that) my boyfriend gave me.

我把他告诉我的秘密都写在日记里了。

wǒ bǎ tā gào sù wǒ de mì mì dōu xiě zài rì jì lǐ le 。

I wrote all the secrets he told me in my diary.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
answered Mar 8 by Ariel (32,510 points)

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