The Noun Clause

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The Noun Clause

  1. 1. The Noun Clause person, places things or ideas
  2. 2. The Noun Clause <ul><li>DEFINITION : </li></ul><ul><li>A noun clause is a subordinate (dependent) clause that is used as a NOUN . </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Five Noun Positions SUBJECT OBJECT OF THE PREPOSITION DIRECT OBJECT INDIRECT OBJECT PREDICATE NOMINATIVE NOUN / PRONOUN Action Verb Linking Verb
  4. 4. The Five Noun Positions using cat <ul><li>SUBJECT: </li></ul><ul><li>A cat is walking along the fence. </li></ul><ul><li>PREDICATE NOMINATIVE: </li></ul><ul><li>His favorite animal is a cat . </li></ul><ul><li>DIRECT OBJECT: </li></ul><ul><li>Your dog chased my cat . </li></ul><ul><li>INDIRECT OBJECT: </li></ul><ul><li>Dad gave the cat dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECT OF THE PREPOSITION: </li></ul><ul><li>Mom danced with the cat . </li></ul>S AV IO DO AV LV PN DO OP
  5. 5. The 5 Noun Positions using clauses: <ul><li>SUBJECT : </li></ul><ul><li>That he was angry was obvious to us all. </li></ul><ul><li>PREDICATE NOMINATIVE : </li></ul><ul><li>Fifteen hundred dollars is what we wanted to raise for the project. </li></ul><ul><li>DIRECT OBJECT : </li></ul><ul><li>The students finally remembered who she was . </li></ul><ul><li>INDIRECT OBJECT : </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Dietz gives whoever talks an hour. </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECT OF A PREPOSITION : </li></ul><ul><li>Eager to please the principal, we listened to whatever he said . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Common Introductory Words for Noun Clauses <ul><li>how </li></ul><ul><li>that </li></ul><ul><li>what </li></ul><ul><li>whatever </li></ul><ul><li>when </li></ul><ul><li>whether </li></ul><ul><li>which </li></ul><ul><li>who </li></ul><ul><li>whoever </li></ul><ul><li>whom </li></ul><ul><li>whomever </li></ul><ul><li>why </li></ul>
  7. 7. SUBORDINATE (DEPENDENT) CLAUSES: Words that introduce noun clauses

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