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Noun Clauses
Noun Clause <ul><li>a subordinate clause that is used as a noun </li></ul><ul><li>usually begin with an introductory word ...
Noun Clauses <ul><li>Example:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The burrito gave me heartburn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ gave...
<ul><li>What I had for breakfast  gave me heartburn. </li></ul><ul><li>The verb is still &quot;gave,&quot; but the subject...
Introductory Words  <ul><li>that, which, who, whom, whose, when, where, whenever, what, how, why, whether, whoever, whomev...
Careful! <ul><li>That, which, who, whose, whom, where and when can be used in adjective clauses as well! </li></ul><ul><ul...
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Noun Clauses A

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

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