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English Noun Clauses

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English Noun Clauses

Noun clauses are independent, or subordinate, clauses that perform nominal functions. Clauses are grammatical structures that contain a subject and a predicate.

Grammatical Forms

Grammatical Forms of English Noun Clauses explains the internal structure of noun clauses in English.

Forming Noun Clauses from Questions explains the formation of noun clauses from interrogative constructions.

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Grammatical Functions

Grammatical Functions of English Noun Clauses explains the nine grammatical functions of noun clauses in English grammar.

Using Noun Clauses as Subjects exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of subject.

Using Noun Clauses as Subject Complements exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of subject complements.

Using Noun Clauses as Direct Objects exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of direct object.

Using Noun Clauses as Object Complements exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of object complement.

Using Noun Clauses as Indirect Objects exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of indirect object.

Using Noun Clauses as Prepositional Complements exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of prepositional complement.

Using Noun Clauses as Noun Phrase Complements exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of noun phrase complement.

Using Noun Clauses as Adjective Phrase Complements exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of adjective phrase complement.

Using Noun Clauses as Appositives exemplifies noun clauses performing the grammatical function of appositive.

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

Using Noun Clauses as Noun Phrase Complements

Using Noun Clauses as Noun Phrase Complements

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