Examples Help! Definition and Meaning of a
What is a Noun Clause?
First things first! A noun is the
name of any person, place or thing as John, London or book. In
English grammar, a clause is a group of words containing a
subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex
or compound sentence.
* Predicate definition: Predicate is the part of a sentence or
clause that expresses what is said of the subject and that
usually consists of a verb with or without objects, complements,
or adverbial modifiers.
The meaning or definition of a
is as follows:
clause does the work of a noun in a sentence or
phrase. It is a group of words containing a subject
and a finite verb of its own.
Rules: noun clauses usually begin with words like
how, why, what, where, when, who, that, which,
whose, whether, etc. Also words like whoever,
whenever, whatever and wherever
are therefore just three basic types of noun
those that start with a question word such as
where, how, who, when and why
those that start with whether, whatever
etc or if
those that start with that.
of the noun clause:
Where does John live?
John buys a Ferrari
Mr. Smith is a good teacher
really do not want to know what Mrs. Smith gives
her husband for dinner
(what "Mrs. Smith gives her husband for dinner"
is the noun clause)
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those that start with a question word such as where, how, who, when and why