Clauses are grammatical structures that consist of a subject and a predicate. Dependent or subordinate clauses are clauses that cannot function independently as complete sentences but that must appear with another independent or main clause. Noun clauses are a type of dependent clause that perform nominal functions.
In grammar, an indirect object is word, phrase, or clause that indicates to or for whom or what the action of a ditransitive verb is performed. In addition to nouns and pronouns, noun clauses also perform the grammatical function of object complement. Examples of noun clauses as indirect objects include the following:
- Her grandparents gave that she wants to go to the party some thought.
- The group has given that most residents do not support their cause little consideration.
- My parents gave that my brother wants his own car much thought.
- I gave that you wanted me to prepare dinner a little consideration.
- The judge will give what you said some deliberation during her decision.
- You should have given what your parents said both thought and consideration.
- My classmates gave me singing the school song at the ceremony an award.
- The teacher gave all his students failing the test some serious reflection.
Noun Clause as Indirect Object
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