Noun clause exercise

July 28, 2014pdf

A noun clause serves the same purpose as a noun. Noun clauses are usually introduced by the subordinating conjunctions that, why, how, if and whether.

A noun clause can act as the subject or object of the verb in the main clause. It can also act as the object of a preposition.

Find out the noun clauses in the following sentences.

1. I often wonder how he is getting on.

2. I want to know why she is angry with me.

3. He asked me if I knew his name.

4. She said that she would not come.

5. I feel that I will fail.

6. I thought that she would arrive.

7. That you should cheat me hurts me.

8. I don’t know how I can get out of this mess.

9. I don’t know what he wants.

10. I went to see what had happened.

11. Pay careful attention to what I am going to say.

12. She told me that she would be delighted to come.

Answers

1. Noun clause – how he is getting on.

2. Noun clause – why she is angry with me.

3. Noun clause – if I knew his name.

4. Noun clause – that she would not come.

5. Noun clause – that I will fail.

6. Noun clause – that she would arrive.

7. Noun clause – That you should cheat me

8. Noun clause – how I can get out of this mess.

9. Noun clause – what he wants.

10. Noun clause – what had happened.

11. Noun clause – what I am going to say.

12. Noun clause – that she would be delighted to come.

 

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