Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clause
May 28, 2013 Leave a comment
Hello guys, I still want to share about the material which I taught.
Now, i want to share about Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clause.
Oke, for the first I will explain about Clause.
A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate, it forms part of sentence.
if a clause makes complete sense in itself, it is called the main clause or the principal clause.
if it is dependent on another clause to complete its meaning, it is called the subordinate.
Example: We woke up when the birds chirped.
We woke up in here, is called as the main clause.
when the birds chirped is called as the subordinate clause.
there are three types of subordinate clauses: Adjective clauses, Adverb clauses, and Noun clauses.
An adjective clause is a subordinate clause that does the work of an adjective in a sentence.
the adjective clause modifies a noun or a pronoun in a sentence and is placed nearest to the word it qualifies.
an adjective clause is introduced by a relative pronoun such as who, whom, whose, which, that. and also can be introduced by relative adverb, such as when, where, why, how. beside that the adjective clause is always placed near the noun or the pronoun that it qualifies.
Example: The person who won a car is here.
This is the building where I work.
An adverb clause is subordinate clause that does the work of an adverb in a sentence.
an adverb clause can modify a verb, an adjective or an adverb in the principal clause.
adverb clause can be different types. there are:
adverb clause of time shows the time when an action takes place. the subordinate conjunctions that used: when, while, before, after, since, as, whenever, as long as, as soon as, till, until. Example: They met while we were in class.
adverb clause of place shows the place where an action takes place. the subordinate conjunctions that used: where, wherever, whence, whither, etc. Example: He lives where it rains a lot.
adverb clause of reason shows why an action takes place. the subordinate conjunctions that used: because, since, as, that. Example: He was sad because he missed the show.
adverb clause of comparison indicates comparison between people or things. subordinate conjunctions that used: than, no less than, or the relative adverb: as. Example: He is smarter than he looks.
A noun clause is a subordinate that does the work of a noun in a sentence.
a noun clause usually begins with words like that, what, if , whether, how, where, who, whom, whose, why, however, whatever, etc.
a noun clause can function in different ways, as a subject of a verb or the object of the verb.
Example: What route we take is our choice. (A noun clause as a subject)
I thought that we would watch a movie. (A noun as an object)
I think enough. I hope this post will beneficial for you guys. Thank you.
Source : Mexus Education