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Chapter 12 / Noun Clauses
Transcript of Chapter 12 / Noun Clauses
What is a clause?
No, Santa Claus is not a
A clause is a group of words which contain a subject and a verb.
Hey, wait a minute Santa, isn't a group of words with a subject and a verb also called,
Yes, it is.
I am still confused,
what then exactly is a clause?
A clause or a main clause is a complete sentence.
Clauses fall into two main categories:
An independent clause is a complete sentence. A complete sentence has a subject and a verb which express a complete idea.
A dependent clause is
a complete sentence. Therefore, it usually lacks a subject or a verb which are needed in order to express an idea.
what is a noun clause?
A noun clause precedes a
In other words, it let's us know that a certain group of words is
a complete thought.
Noun clauses are also used as a subject or an object, but remember they still need a verb in order to form a complete thought...
They are also known as relative clauses.
Noun phrases are used as a subject or an object.
A noun phrase is simply a subject with modifiers.
An independent clause can stand alone.
Similar to a mom by herself,
-she is capable of independence.
A noun phrase can also be formed
They can act
as adjectives, participles, etc...
Excuse me, are there
other kinds of clauses?
Other clauses are
if it will rain.
whether it will rain.
Clauses may unite two RELATED sentences into one.
when introducing a conditionality, use
for all other circumstances.
The game will be abandoned
it begins to rain.
We need an answer on
the Honda Civic is best for us.
A complete sentence simply put
-is a clearly expressed idea.
A dependent clause
Similar to a child left by her/himself,
capable of independence.
So let's review:
An independent clause can stand alone,
but a dependent
an independent clause,
much like a mother and child relationship.
Could we have a list of
some examples, please?
is commonplace .
The fact that you use your cell phone in class
is very telling.
That an old brown dog sleeps in the streets
I haven't a clue
what the answer is.
I do know
why I became a doctor.
who broke the vase.
We will go
where the invitation indicates.
My mom is the reason