Noun Clauses Examples

Noun Clauses

There are three types of subordinate, or independent, clauses: adjective, adverb, and noun. Remember that a subordinate clause has a subject and a verb, but it does not express a complete thought. In other words, it cannot stand alone-it is dependent.

The noun clause is a clause that functions like a noun in the sentence. Remember that a noun names a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns can function as subjects, direct objects, indirect objects, object of the preposition, and predicate nominatives.

Examples of Noun Clauses:

1. Please tell me who left his shoes on the floor. (direct object)

2. Whoever is the last one to leave turns off the lights. (subject)

3. The boy with the red shirt is who I want on my team. (predicate nominative)

Practice:

1. Whoever cleaned the house deserves a thank you. ________

2. I have a surprise for whoever wins the race. ________

3. You don't want to know what Karen has planned to trick the boys. ________

Answer:

1. Whoever cleaned the house deserves a thank you. __S______

2. I have a surprise for whoever wins the race. __OP______

3. You don't want to know what Karen has planned to trick the boys. __DO______

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