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Clauses (Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

Information and Examples

Rana Aea

on 24 October 2012

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Clauses Information/Examples
Aea - English 9 Clause Independent vs.
Subordinate Independent
vs. Subordinate Adjective Clause Examples: Identify the adjective clause & the word it modifies Examples: (identify as independent or subordinate) Adverb Clauses Independent clauses can be joined
by a comma and a conjunction, connected with a semicolon, or written as separate sentences. When her daughters sought her advice, she seemed too busy to help. Subordinate clause used as an adjective to modify a noun or a pronoun. Her neighborhood was a place where new immigrants lived. A subordinate clause that functions as an adverb. A group of words that contain both a subject and a predicate. Independent clause can stand alone & expresses a complete thought. Subordinate clause cannot stand alone & does not make sense without the rest of the sentence. Subordinate clauses begin with subordinating conjunctions, such as before, when, and since, or relative pronouns, such as who, which He thought the speech was disrespectful, and he forbade her to present it. Until she read a book of poems by Whitman, she had no ideas for the speech. Tell what kind or which one. Introduced by relative pronouns, such as who, whom, whose, that, or which Sometimes introduced by relative adverbs such as after, where, when, why, before, and since Eugene moved into the only house on the block that had a yard and trees. The couple who had lived there before Eugene had been old and quiet. Used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb It tells HOW, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, HOW MUCH, or TO WHAT EXTENT Adverb Clauses Set off by commas if it appears at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence (not if at the end) EX:
After she read about Susan B. Anthony's first voting registration day, Margaret Truman had a higher opinion of the feminist heroine. Margaret Truman had a higher opinion of Susan B. Anthony after she read about Anthony's first voting registration day. Because I was no longer in a crisis situation,
my father could not visit me anymore. Adverb Clauses Examples:
(identify adverb clause and the word(s) it modifies Mama cried and moaned while she rode with me in the car to the hospital. When I woke up, I was surprised to see Dad next to my bed. The inspectors while the women voted were quiet and polite. Adverb Clauses
(Where is the comma placed?) After Anthony read a newspaper article about registering to vote she decided to register herself. The men in the barbershop were shocked into silence as Anthony read the Fourteenth Amendment aloud. FREQUENTLY USED AS THE FOLLOWING: Noun Clauses A subordinate clause that functions as a noun in a sentence. SUBJECTS
OBJECTS OF PREPOSITIONS Their problem was how they could afford to buy Christmas presents this year. Noun Clauses
Examples: (Identify clause and its function in sentence) What concerned her most was buying a Christmas gift. She couldn't afford what a nice gift cost. The gift gives whomever receives it a good feeling. She worried about how he might react. who
what Noun Clauses Introduced by the relative pronouns: that
whatever Subordinating Conjunctions: how
since where
if Marguerite admired how Mrs. Flowers dressed and spoke. Noun Clauses:
Identify the introductory word
and the rest of the clause.
What function does it serve in example? Marguerite was grateful for whatever Mrs. Flowers was willing to give her. Mrs. Flowers's home was where Marguerite first experienced the friendship of a stranger. Mrs. Flowers gave whoever was lucky enough to be her friend a wonderful treasure.
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