Noun Clauses

Noun Clauses - ESL 102R Week EightNoun Clauses Noun...

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ESL 102R Week Eight—Noun Clauses Noun clauses, like adjective clauses, help to create sentence variety. These clauses are also important in argumentation writing. A. Noun clauses perform the same functions in sentences that do: 1. A noun clause can be a : What Billy did shocked his friends. 2. A noun clause can be an : Billy’s friends didn’t know that he couldn’t swim . 3. A noun clause can be a : Billy’s mistake was that he refused to take swimming lessons . 4. A noun clause can be an : Mary is not responsible for what Billy did . 5. A noun clause (but not a noun) can be an : Everybody is sad that Billy drowned . B. The in noun clauses are called noun clause markers. Here is a list of the noun clause markers : that if, whether Wh-words: what, when, where, which, who, whom, whose, why, how Wh-ever words : whatever, whenever, wherever, whichever, whoever, whomever,
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however C. Except for , noun clause markers cannot be omitted. Only _______can be omitted, but it can be omitted only if it is
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