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Name: ___________________________

A noun clause is a type of subordinate clause; it has a subject


Writing with and verb but cannot stand alone as an independent sentence. A

Noun Clauses noun clause functions the same way a noun does: as a subject;
as a direct object; as an indirect object; etc. Some noun clauses
begin with words such as that, what, why, or other words that
start with wh-.

Example: She didnt hear what I was saying.


In the example, what I was saying is the noun clause. It is acting as a direct object.
Write a sentence using a noun clause as indicated.

Answers: Students choice.


1. a noun clause as a subject

2. a noun clause as the object of a preposition

3. a noun clause as a direct object

4. a noun clause as a predicate nominative

5. a noun clause as an indirect object

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Name: ___________________________

A noun clause is a type of subordinate clause; it has a subject


Writing with and verb but cannot stand alone as an independent sentence. A

Noun Clauses noun clause functions the same way a noun does: as a subject;
as a direct object; as an indirect object; etc. Some noun clauses
begin with words such as that, what, why, or other words that
start with wh-.

Example: She didnt hear what I was saying.


In the example, what I was saying is the noun clause. It is acting as a direct object.
Write a sentence using a noun clause as indicated.

1. a noun clause as a subject

2. a noun clause as the object of a preposition

3. a noun clause as a direct object

4. a noun clause as a predicate nominative

5. a noun clause as an indirect object

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