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Noun Clauses: Part 1 (14)

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Noun Clauses: Part 1
I think
that

they will try to come soon.
I wonder

if

they will visit us.
Noun clauses are introduced by
subordinators:

We know
where

her parents live.
I wonder ____________Alice is friendly.
I don’t know

if
class ended early or not.
I don’t know

whether
class ended early or not.
whether
=
if
Bethany _____ that she _______ this class were longer.
Bethany said, “I ______ this class were longer.”
Reported speech uses the past tense



Matthew said, “I
love

tennis.”


Reported
Quoted
Ben said he was angry.
Ben said, “I’m angry.”
Atabe said that we should visit his village.
Reported
Quoted
Atabe said,

"You should visit my village."
Su Jin said that we should study together.
Reported
Quoted
Su Jin said, “We should study together.”
=
What is a clause?
I wonder_____ I will do today.
I know
_____

you are a good friend.
what
if
(whether)
that
Quoted speech
What should
we do today?
Let's go to
the park
!
Grace asked, "What should we do today?"
Matthew replied, "Let's go the the park!"
Reported Speech


Grace said, “I

enjoy
yoga.”

wish
said
wished
Slides adapted from Azar Grammar Power Points

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A noun clause is a group of words with a subject and verb that takes the place of a noun in a sentence.
A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb.
What is a noun clause?
John knows Kevin.
John knows that Kevin has a large family.
sub
verb
object
sub
verb
object
SUB
VERB
OBJECT: NOUN CLAUSE
that what
whether who
if where
what if that

Practice
What should
we do today?
Let's go to
the park
!
Grace asked, "What should we do today?"
Grace asked what we should do today.
Quoted Speech
Reported Speech
Did class end early?
Quoted Speech
Reported Speech
Quoted Speech
Reported Speech
Quoted Speech
Reported Speech
Grace said that she
enjoyed
yoga.
Matthew said that he

loved
tennis.
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