Let see this sentence:

Most people, who drink cold water, I knew, have never got any sore throat.

am i writing the above sentence correctly?

The above sentence can be broken down as following:

-Most people, who drink cold water, that I knew

-These people have never got any sore throat

So, How to write just 1 sentence that has 2 or more relative clauses?

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    No, it's not grammatical. If you mean "I knew" to be a relative clause, it isn't. Not in that position. And those commas make the correct relative clause (who drink cold water) nonrestrictive, and nonrestrictive relative clauses can't modify nonspecific indefinites like most people. A grammatically correct version would be _Most people I know who drink X have never got Y (in the US that would be "gotten", but I can see you're not doing American English). – John Lawler May 12 '15 at 13:38

Your sentence is correct aside from a small grammatical error.

Correct version: Most people, who drink cold water, I knew, have never gotten sore throats.

Parenthetical analysis is useful to understand why it's correct. Replacing the outer commas of the clauses with parentheses makes this: Most people (who drink cold water, I knew) have never gotten sore throats. If you take away the phrase in parentheses you still have a complete sentence.

Also, this sentence only has one relative clause. A relative clause begins with a relative pronoun or a relative adverb. The first clause follows this by using who while the second clause just starts with the subject I.

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