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Noun Clauses

We'll teach you about noun clauses in this presentation.

Jeanette Josue

on 10 November 2012

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Transcript of Noun Clauses

Noun Clauses What's a Noun Clause? A noun clause is an entire clause which takes the place of a noun in another clause or phrase. Like a noun, a noun clause acts as the subject or object of a verb or the object of a preposition, answering the questions "who(m)?" or "what?". The words "that they be here" are the noun clause, object of the main verb "demand". After verbs expressing want, desire, hope, request, insistence, command, suggestion, etc., what is in the clause is like a command and must be in the subjunctive: Emotion When the main verb expresses any subjective attitudes (sorrow, surprise, anger, indifference, concern, hope), the verb in the noun clause must be in the subjunctive: For Example I demand that they be here. We use Noun Clauses To Express... Influence For example:
I expect you to go.
I'm telling you to do it now.
I insist that ghosts exist. I'm sorry to disturbing you.
We're glad that you work here. When the main verb expresses uncertainty or denies a previous statement, the verb in the noun clause should be in the subjunctive. Doubt, Disbelief or Denial It's hard to believe that you're leaving.
I am not saying that he is stupid.
It is false that noise disturbs me.
It's not true that there are Martians. We can identify Noun Clauses
because they are usually
after the words... What That Who Whom Which How When Where Whose For example:
What she was pregnant, was a secret for us.
What makes her happy, is to eat japanese food. But, you can also find sentences that are NOT in between commas, but they starts with a word key (what, that...) You can identify the noun clauses because they can be between two commas! For example:
The bunny, which is blue, likes the carrots.
The house, where you met Sandy, is now on sale.
The man, who rescued the princess, wants to marry her. It's important that we know how to identify correctly the Noun Clauses.

If you have problems with it, just ask:

Who or What is doing the action?
Who or What are we talking about? This is All! Please realize
the next
exercises and
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