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  • 1. Noun Clauses
  • 2. Noun Clause
    • a subordinate clause that is used as a noun
    • usually begin with an introductory word
    • contain a subject and a verb
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  • 3. Noun Clauses
    • Example:  
      • The burrito gave me heartburn.
        • “ gave" is the verb and "burrito" is the subject
        • “ heartburn” is the direct object, “me” is the indirect object
    • But What About This One?
      • What I had for lunch gave me heartburn.
        • Identify the noun clause
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  • 4.
    • What I had for breakfast gave me heartburn.
    • The verb is still "gave," but the subject is a noun clause: "What I had for breakfast.”
    • Example:
      • The burrito gave me what I had coming to me.
        • What is the noun clause?
        • What is its function in the sentence?
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  • 5. Introductory Words
    • that, which, who, whom, whose, when, where, whenever, what, how, why, whether, whoever, whomever, whichever, wherever
    • These are on your hand out!
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  • 6. Careful!
    • That, which, who, whose, whom, where and when can be used in adjective clauses as well!
      • That, which, who, whose, and whom are also relative pronouns.
      • Where and when are also relative adverbs.
    • In an adverb clause where and when can also be subordinating conjunctions!
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