Thursday, September 23, 2021

Lesson 279 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. 
 
Examples: 
The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer.
Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb. Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: 
They arrived before the game had ended
- before the game had ended modifying arrived (telling when)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences.  If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).
 
1. That the tiger was gentle and tame was not certain.

2. Do not use that comb which has no teeth.

3. If the treaty is signed, the President will leave at once.

4. Patty explained how embalming is done.

5. Jack asked why the game had been canceled.


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Answers:

1. That the tiger was gentle and tame was not certain.
- noun clause used as the subject

2. Do not use that comb which has no teeth.
- adjective clause modifying comb

3. If the treaty is signed, the President will leave at once.
- adverb clause modifying will leave

4. Patty explained how embalming is done.
- noun clause used as the direct object

5. Jack asked why the game had been canceled.
- noun clause used as the direct object



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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lesson 278 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. 
 
Examples: 
The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer.
Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb. Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: 
They arrived before the game had ended
- before the game had ended modifying arrived (telling when)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences.  If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Then I learned the truth, that I had been cheated.

2. The trick that he played on me was not funny.

3. He hopes that he can learn to ski.

4. It is obvious that you want no help.

5. The truth is that freedom is not free.


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Answers:

1. Then I learned the truth, that I had been cheated.
- noun clause used as the appositive

2. The trick that he played on me was not funny.
- adjective clause modifying trick

3. He hopes that he can learn to ski.
- noun clause used as the direct object

4. It is obvious that you want no help.
- adverb clause modifying obvious

5. The truth is that freedom is not free.
- noun clause used as the predicate nominative



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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lesson 277 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. 
 
Examples: 
The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer.
Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb. Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: 
They arrived before the game had ended
- before the game had ended modifying arrived (telling when)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences.  If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. You can make a shirt from whatever material I don't use.

2. What the audience wanted was another selection.

3. Whenever Barbara does well, she is really excited.

4. The boy was working faster than I could.

5. I gave whoever wanted one a pamphlet.


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Answers:

1. You can make a shirt from whatever material I don't use.
- noun clause used as the object of the preposition

2. What the audience wanted was another selection.
- noun clause used as the subject

3. Whenever Barbara does well, she is really excited.
- adverb clause modifying excited

4. The boy was working faster than I could (work fast).
- adverb clause modifying faster

5. I gave whoever wanted one a pamphlet.
- noun clause used as an indirect object

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Lesson 276 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. 
 
Examples: 
The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer.
Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb. Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: 
They arrived before the game had ended
- before the game had ended modifying arrived (telling when)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences.  If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Donna is my mother-in-law who died several years ago.

2. Atlantic City is where the Boardwalk is located.

3. The man had another back operation because he ruptured another disk.

4. A nurse can find a job wherever she goes.

5. Now I understand why you didn't want to attend.


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Answers:

1. Donna is my mother-in-law who died several years ago.
- adjective clause modifying mother-in-law

2. Atlantic City is where the Boardwalk is located.
- noun clause used as the predicate nominative

3. The man had another back operation because he ruptured another disk.
- adverb clause modifying had

4. A nurse can find a job wherever she goes.
- adverb clause modifying can find

5. Now I understand why you didn't want to attend.
- noun clause used as the direct object



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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 271 - 275 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. How the prisoner escaped is a mystery.

2. My feeling is that the robbery was an inside job.

3. Everyone is wondering how he could just disappear.

4. The news that he had escaped frightened the whole town.

5. The police have offered whoever finds the stolen diamonds a reward.

6. The family has had no word about where he might be.

7. That we were ready to go was a miracle.

8. Give whoever wants to go a ride to the game.

9. That you are losing ground was evident from the polls.

10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman must be feeling guilty.


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Answers:

1. How the prisoner escaped is a mystery.
- subject

2. My feeling is that the robbery was an inside job.
- predicate nominative

3. Everyone is wondering how he could just disappear.
- direct object

4. The news that he had escaped frightened the whole town.
- appositive

5. The police have offered whoever finds the stolen diamonds a reward.
- indirect object

6. The family has had no word about where he might be.
- object of the preposition

7. That we were ready to go was a miracle.
- subject

8. Give whoever wants to go a ride to the game.
- indirect object

9. That you are losing ground was evident from the polls.
- subject

10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman must be feeling guilty.
- subject



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Friday, September 17, 2021

Lesson 275 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition
 
Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses
 
To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.
 
Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. 
 
Example: 
I know that he is here.
I know he is here.

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. We will send the money to whoever asks for it.

2. Do you know how dynamite is made?

3. My hope that we visit Mount Rushmore is now a family idea.

4. His difficulty is that he cannot read.

5. Whoever said that is totally incorrect.


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Answers:

1. We will send the money to whoever asks for it.
- object of the preposition

2. Do you know how dynamite is made?
- direct object

3. My hope that we visit Mount Rushmore is now a family idea.
- appositive

4. His difficulty is that he cannot read.
- predicate nominative

5. Whoever said that is totally incorrect.
- subject



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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Lesson 274 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition
 
Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses
 
To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.
 
Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. 
 
Example: 
I know that he is here.
I know he is here.

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. That he is an honest man cannot be denied.

2. Give whoever can prove ownership the money.

3. I have no opinion about who caused the problem.

4. He knows that he should be long-suffering.

5. A short vacation is what the family is planning.


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Answers:

1. That he is an honest man cannot be denied.
- subject

2. Give whoever can prove ownership the money.
- indirect object

3. I have no opinion about who caused the problem.
- object of the preposition

4. He knows that he should be long-suffering.
- direct object

5. A short vacation is what the family is planning.
- predicate nominative



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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lesson 273 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition
 
Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses
 
To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.
 
Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. 
 
Example: 
I know that he is here.
I know he is here.

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Jeff's plea that he might buy a car was denied.

2. Give whoever calls first the prize.

3. Do you know why those people are protesting?

4. His excuse is that he was ill this morning.

5. Send on this secret mission whoever is the best qualified.


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Answers:

1. Jeff's plea that he might buy a car was denied.
- appositive

2. Give whoever calls first the prize.
- indirect object

3. Do you know why those people are protesting?
- direct object

4. His excuse is that he was ill this morning.
- predicate nominative

5. Send on this secret mission whoever is the best qualified.
- direct object



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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Lesson 272 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition
 
Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses
 
To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.
 
Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. 
 
Example: 
I know that he is here.
I know he is here.

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. I do not know where he is going to stay.

2. How rich I am should concern no one except me.

3. That I should get a haircut is Mother's idea.

4. I wonder where my shoes are.

5. The money goes to whoever wins the race.


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Answers:

1. I do not know where he is going to stay.
- direct object

2. How rich I am should concern no one except me.
- subject

3. That I should get a haircut is Mother's idea.
- subject

4. I wonder where my shoes are.
- direct object

5. The money goes to whoever wins the race.
- object of the preposition



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Monday, September 13, 2021

Lesson 271 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause (which can stand alone and make sense) and a dependent clause (which must be attached to the independent clause to make sense). 
 
Example: 
The television was playing (independent clause) as I left the room (dependent clause). 
 
There are three kinds of dependent clauses: adjective clause, adverb clause, and noun clause.
 
A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition
 
Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses
 
To check if the dependent clause is a noun clause, substitute the clause with the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she.
 
Examples: 
I know who said that. = I know it.
Whoever said it is wrong. = He is wrong.
 
Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. 
 
Example: 
I know that he is here.
I know he is here.

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. One should profit from what he sees and learns.

2. Her idea that I hire you was a very good one.

3. We wonder what your plans for the trip are.

4. My hope is that we may visit in Boston.

5. Why you did not hire me is hard to comprehend.


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Answers:

1. One should profit from what he sees and learns.
- object of the preposition

2. Her idea that I hire you was a very good one.
- appositive

3. We wonder what your plans for the trip are.
- direct object

4. My hope is that we may visit in Boston.
- predicate nominative

5. Why you did not hire me is hard to comprehend.
- subject



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