How to use Noun clauses

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How to use Noun clauses

  1. 1. Noun Clauses John loves his green beard. Subject = John Object = beard What is a noun? A Person, Place, or Thing. Nounclauses can take the place of nouns.
  2. 2. Noun ClausesNoun Clauses answer the question: WHAT????? What John loves is his green beard.John’s green beard is what he loves.
  3. 3. Noun Clauses In a noun clause, NEVER use question word order!!! “What does John love?”I don’t know what does John love. I don’t know what John loves.
  4. 4. Noun Clauses When changed from a yes/no question…noun clauses usewhether/if to introduce the clause. Does John have a green beard?I don’t know if/whether John has as green beard.
  5. 5. Noun Clauses In a noun clause, NEVER use question word order!!! “Who is the leader?”I don’t know who the leader is.
  6. 6. Noun Clauses When changed from a yes/no question…noun clauses usewhether/if to introduce the clause. Does John have a green beard?I don’t know if/whether John has as green beard.
  7. 7. Noun Clauses When changed from a yes/no question…noun clauses usewhether/if to introduce the clause. Does John have a green beard?I don’t know if/whether John has a green beard.
  8. 8. Noun Clauses Quoted Speech- When directlyquoting, whatever the person says is put into “quotes.” John said, “My green beard is scratchy.” “My green beard,” John said, “is scratchy.”
  9. 9. Noun Clauses Reported Speech:John said (that) his green beard was scratchy.Notice that the reported verb tense matches the main verb tense.
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