Chapter 11. Clause (Cont'd...)
11.2.1 Noun clause (cont'd...)
2. Examples of the noun clauses which are the object to a verb.
(a) I know that the boy is intelligent.
(b) I know who has done it.
(c) He cannot tell if his father is at home.
(d) Tell me what you want and when you want.
(e) I know where he lives.
(f) Tell me why he has come here.
(g) The police found out which of them was real culprit.
(h) I cannot say how he has got it.
3. Example of noun clauses which are objects to a preposition. Here you may note
that the noun clauses begin just after the preposition.
(a) Man’s future depends on what he does at present.
(b) Now I am speaking of how he accepted the matter.
(c) There is little truth in what he says.
4. Examples of Noun clauses which are complement to a verb. Here you may
note that, the verb ‘is’ is intransitive. Intransitive verbs generally are able to
complete the sense. But here ‘is’ cannot complete the sense and take a clause
to complete it. The clause is complement and it is acting as a noun clause.
(a) This is what he has done.
(b) This is what I could not do.
(c) The question is whether he will come.
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