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Chapter 12 / Noun Clauses

English 102
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Rainiel Guzman

on 7 July 2013

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Transcript of Chapter 12 / Noun Clauses

Chapter 12 / Noun Clauses
What is a clause?
No, Santa Claus is not a
clause
...
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,
...a sentence?
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:
Independent Clause
Dependent Clause
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
not
a complete sentence. Therefore, it usually lacks a subject or a verb which are needed in order to express an idea.
Mom
Subject
Verb
Independent Clause
what
dependent Clause
So then,
what is a noun clause?
A noun clause precedes a
dependent clause
.
In other words, it let's us know that a certain group of words is
not
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
with
"question words".
They can act
as adjectives, participles, etc...
Excuse me, are there
other kinds of clauses?
Yes.
Other clauses are
If
and
Whether
:
I wonder
if it will rain.
I wonder
whether it will rain.

Clauses may unite two RELATED sentences into one.
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{
If

and
whether
are interchangeable.
However, use
if
when introducing a conditionality, use
whether
for all other circumstances.
{
The game will be abandoned
if
it begins to rain.
> conditionality
We need an answer on
whether
the Honda Civic is best for us.
> circumstances
A complete sentence simply put
-is a clearly expressed idea.
knows.
Andrea
likes.
clause
object
"action"
A dependent clause
cannot
stand alone.
Similar to a child left by her/himself,
she/he is
not
capable of independence.
So let's review:
An independent clause can stand alone,
but a dependent
needs
an independent clause,
much like a mother and child relationship.
Mom
Subject
Verb
Independent Clause
knows
what
dependent Clause
Andrea
likes.
clause
object
"action"
Could we have a list of
some examples, please?
That Where
What When
Who why
is commonplace .
The fact that you use your cell phone in class
is very telling.
Examples:
That an old brown dog sleeps in the streets
I haven't a clue
Examples:
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
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