Noun Clause

Functions A noun clause is a subordinate clause that performs the functions of a noun   Functions (1) As a subject of a sentence.   Example (a) What he said is bitter (b) That he was insulted pained him a great deal.   (2) As object of a verb: (a) The cook gave us what […]

Functions

A noun clause is a subordinate clause that performs the functions of a noun

 

Functions

(1) As a subject of a sentence.

 

Example

(a) What he said is bitter

(b) That he was insulted pained him a great deal.

 

(2) As object of a verb:

(a) The cook gave us what we should eat.

(b) He told us that he would come.

 

(3) As complement of subject

(a) Honesty is what we need.

(b) The important thing is that he has arrived

 

(2) As complement of a preposition

We call him what he likes.

 

(3) As object complement

The prize will go to whoever wins.

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