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What is the function of the noun clause(s) in the following sentence?
Jennifer doesn't believe that Ron was at the office last night and she thinks that he might be cheating on her.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
Mom, Dad, at the parent-teacher meeting tonight, take whatever the teacher says to you with a grain of salt; she hasn't liked me from day one.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
The shy, nervous girl on the stage reminds me of how I felt the first time I had to give a speech in front of a crowd of people.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
I'll tell you why this had to happen -- it's because the people at the top refused to see the troubles coming.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
Whether you agree to the terms or not bears no relevance on its implementation; they are now in effect and will not be changed.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
If this is really what you want, then I'll support you all the way.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
This all-in-one tool can be used for whatever you need to do around the garden.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
You look beat, Pam. What you need is a spa treatment. I'll take you tomorrow to my friend's salon.

What is the function of the noun clause in the following sentence?
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I'm glad you've decided to join us.

How many noun clauses are in the following sentence?
From my own personal experience, where you'll have the most relaxing time on your break depends on where you think you'll be able to have the most alone time.


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106 Comments on “Advanced English Grammar: Noun Clauses”


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Hey Adam,
I really enjoyed your series of writing lessons which are very important and helpful to improve our writing each for IELTS, TOEFL, university, work or life.
Could you please make some lessons about:
1 Common advanced grammar mistakes in IELTS writing. From band 6 to 7.
2 Type of Phrases: Prepositional phrase, Adjective Phrase, Adverb Phrase, Verb Phrase, Infinitive Phrase, Gerund Phrase, Participle Phrase, Absolute Phrase. (By knowing phrases help not only in writing but also in reading skills).
I’m looking forward to watching the next clauses lessons.
Cheers,
Thiago from Brasil

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

    I’ll get on these topics Thiago ;)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

puff they are more difficult than the other teachers tests

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

    Tough makes tough, Trasgo ;)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

hi Adam,

You’ve said something that left me in doubt.. you’ve said : “Her being right scares me” … could I say: She being right scares me ?

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

    Hi Cadu,

    No, being right is a state that “belongs to her”. The ‘her’ is a possessive adjective. We can’t use the subject pronoun “she’ because there is no verb for it. The subject for the verb ‘scares’ is the phrase “her being right” with ‘being’ as the noun (gerund).

    Does this help?

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

These kind of grammar lessons are soooo difficult. I should watch the video a couple more times to get the main idea. Indeed, I think the examples make it much easier to understand than just the grammar explanation.
Thanks a lot Adam for explaining all these hard contents ;)

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

    i think you`re right , high five :xd

    Monday, August 8th 2016

Hi Adam, your lesson reminded me of two sentences once I wrote : 1.” I’m not sure whether it was so understandable what I asked ” ; the right way to say it is ” I’m not sure whether what I asked was so understandable “, isn’t it?….. 2.” who knows whether I will ever write “; about this second one, I’m wondering whether, also in this case, as in the future dipendent clauses with if, “will” has to be omitted ….thank you

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

    Hi Elena,

    I’m not sure whether what I asked was so understandable — this is the correct structure.

    You can’t omit the ‘will’ in the second example, because then I would not know it’s a future situation. Also, it’s not a conditional, it’s an object clause for the verb ‘knows’.

    Does this help?

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

      Yes, thank you Adam

      Friday, July 29th 2016

Hi Adam,
Thank you very much that you taught us what we need to know about noun clauses in this video. How you explain the lessons never gets me bored whenever I watch your videos.
Thanks again ^_^

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

Hi, Adam. I’ve been really enjoying your lessons and it’s so helpful to me to study English in right way. Your explanation is really easy to understand for me.
The more I study English, the more I can find difficult thing to understand.
e.g.) “Beyond”, “among”, “toward”, something like that.
Mostly, prepositions or adverb, it’s hard to feel what those words exact mean. Also, if you don’t mind, could you please explain the meaning and usage above words?

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    Hi Ethan,

    Firstly, thank you :)

    beyond means further than a point mentioned (I will work even beyond my limits — harder than I can (meaning I will push my ability further).

    Among is the same as between, but for 3 or more people, things, etc. (America is the richest among the western nations)

    Toward shows a direction of movement (in the direction of a stated target) — More and more people are moving toward the left in terms of politics.

    Does this help?

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thanks for giving me a chance to jubilate and brag — I’ve got 10 correct out of 10!!!

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    Enjoy it :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

I do not understand this lesson. I need study more about this. 1/10

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    Don’t let yourself down. Keep studying. I’m doing the same even before I watched the lesson, because it’s a new topic for me.

    Saturday, July 16th 2016

      Thank you for your support!!

      Saturday, July 16th 2016

        did u understand what he said??? acttually i didn’t understand !!! im new learner!

        Monday, July 25th 2016

          Hi Katty,

          This is an advanced lesson. Soon it will be easy for you ;)

          Thursday, July 28th 2016

          me too i didn’t get it

          Wednesday, August 31st 2016

        Hi Kalinfi,

        As Rmr says, keep trying. It will come to you sooner rather than later.

        Thursday, July 28th 2016

          Oh Adam, thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

          Friday, July 29th 2016

Hi Adam. I believe that lesson is not difficult for those who read a lot, but thank you at any rate.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    you are right

    Monday, July 18th 2016

    Fair enough Katrin ;)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thank you Adam.I need more time to understand it.It’s difficult for me.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    I speak Spanish and I’m watching this with a Spanish Grammar book…so we have to keep studying.

    Sunday, July 17th 2016

      Sometimes it’s better to immerse yourself completely in the new language Rmr. Eventually, you’ll put away the Spanish grammar book and have no issues with the English ones ;)

      Thursday, July 28th 2016

        I said because this subject is almost equivalent to that one from Spanish Grammar. As my mother says: ” if you know well about your language, you’ll learn better another language” and she’s a Language teacher.
        Best Regards!

        Friday, August 5th 2016

          Fair enough :)

          Thursday, August 18th 2016

This is quite advanced.

Thursday, July 14th 2016

I got a surprising 9 out of 10 thanks to your great explanation! Thanks Adam!

Thursday, July 14th 2016

Thank you Adam. You make me study a matter I forgot about Spanish Grammar too. Before I watched the cideo I was studying with a Spanish Grammar Book.

Best regards!

Sunday, July 17th 2016

wow…. this needs many studying hours.

Sunday, July 17th 2016

    No rush Yehiaelbadry :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

I racked my brain, still do. But, with a lot of practice, I’ll see it without any pressure in here. :P

Boy, I love grammar, but it freaks me out sometimes.

Sunday, July 17th 2016

    lol. Me too Renata. :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Hello Adam
60/10 . Stil a lot confused but I progess slowly and surely .
Keep on teaching .
Many thanks

Sunday, July 17th 2016

    That’s the right attitude Tsamp ;)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Hi Adam
as always a great master of english gramm.
Thx

Monday, July 18th 2016

Hello, Adam, thanks a lot for this great grammar lesson. Indeed it is pretty difficult for me. I watched this video several times and just got 8 out of 10. This lesson is so fabulous. Thanks again, a excellent teacher, Adam.

Monday, July 18th 2016

correction: an excellent teacher, Adam.

Monday, July 18th 2016

    Thanks Noneego :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Hi there.

I’m looking for any video which could help me to understand the difference between these two sentences(if there is any diff): It’s time she went to school.
It’s time for her to go to school.

I’d like to know if someone could provide some stuff about this.

Monday, July 18th 2016

    Hi Rosaneli,

    In terms of meaning, they essentially say the same thing. In terms of structure:

    It’s time (that)she went to school. adjective clause to define what time.

    It’s time for her to go to school.- prepositional phrase as adverb complement to complete the meaning of time

    Does this help?

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

just 3 correct answers. Need to learn a lot

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    Time and practice, Hasinaa. It will come :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Adam,could you please check my pronunciation and accent and give me some advice?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0jTFrnqpug

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    Hi Ro man,

    I can’t give you a full assessment here, but I will say that I listened and I understood you easily :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

      Thank you Adam. But of course I wanted some details.(not many of course)

      Friday, July 29th 2016

You’re a nice guy,Adam.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    Thanks Bochecha :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

How to Improve our Spelling mistakes

Thursday, July 21st 2016

    Hi Prince Raju,

    Keep a notebook with you and when you misspell a word, find the right spelling and copy it 50 times. You will likely remember it by the end.

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

The quiz is mind twisting! just got 6!

Thursday, July 21st 2016

very nice

Thursday, July 21st 2016

hello sir. what mean “hier” if you can explane its a word that I see in missed calls in Iphone …I can send photo if you need.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

    Hi Faredin,

    It might be French, meaning ‘yesterday’ ;)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thanks Adam for this more than interesting, essential grammar lesson!

[What I watched in this video] teaches [how we recognize noun clauses]. :)

This lesson made me think hard, but, in my vision, you explained it very very well and I understood it completely.

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

    Thanks Fabio :)

    (good example, but saw instead of watched, and probably should use ‘ can’ before recognize) ;)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

      Thank you, Adam, for this correction!

      This always helps us to improve our knowledge about the language.

      [What I saw in this video] teaches [how we can recognize noun clauses].

      Friday, July 29th 2016

Hello Adam! Thank you for this brilliant lesson. I am absolutely positive that, even during the 5 years of English course, I had never seen a deeper grammar lesson. However, I don’t mind, because I love grammar. It reminded me my Portuguese lessons at school. Incredibly both languages are quite similar in this point. I remember a tip my Portuguese teacher gave me to identify noun clauses: to replace them by “it”. See you in the next video!

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

9/10, great!!

Monday, July 25th 2016

Thanks so much
I think I need to watch it again and again

Monday, July 25th 2016

hi, Adam, thank you so much for this. It’s very helpful. looking forward to your next video.

In this video, I was wondering that is the ‘adjective complement’ same as the fourth type of dependent clause-“that” clause as you explained at “Dependent Clause”?

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    sorry, missed one word in the end of sentence, “as you explained at ‘Dependent Clause’ video”

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    Hi Hxsummer,

    Yes, the ‘that’ clause can be used as an adjective complement, but there are others as well:

    I am happy to see you — to see you is also a complement to happy.

    Does this help?

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

I did not take the test because I did not understand the lessons huhuhu…..

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    Watch it again, Andoy. You can ask questions here too.

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

quite useful lesson…and not hard to understand at all

Thursday, July 28th 2016

It becomes even more clear to me about sentences structure!!! Great lesson !!!

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thanks everyone :)

Thursday, July 28th 2016

explain no.8 to me T_T

Friday, July 29th 2016

    Hi LBLB,

    What you need — subject (the thing that you need)
    is — verb
    a spa treatment — complement

    A spa treatment is what you need. The meaning doesn’t change.

    Does this help?

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

Good evening sir,
I face problem to recognize the subject and object in difficult structure of sentence. Could you please suggest how can I improve understanding of difficult sentence.

Friday, July 29th 2016

I don’t understand this lesson very much. So I got 5 correct out of 10 :((

Friday, July 29th 2016

    That’s ok GnaohCud. It takes some time. Just watch it again and ask questions here.

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

Hi teacher how I can connect you , I need your help as soon as possible, thanks

Saturday, July 30th 2016

    Hi Lama,

    You can visit my facebook page at facebook.com/writetotop

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

“If this is really what you want, then I’ll support you all the way”

Hey Adam, I don’t understand this example. I thought that noun clause of this example was
object of clause. But it doesn’t. True answer is subject complement.
Can you explain this question?

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

    Hi Hiphopp,

    The verb in the clause is a be verb (is), which doesn’t take objects.Be verbs only take subject complement (subject – this: this is what you want)

    Does this help?

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

ouch I got a bad grade. More study I need.

Friday, August 5th 2016

    Never give up Rmr ;)

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

I LIKE ADM’S LESSON VERY MUCH.THAKS A LOT.

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Thank you very much~~Adam~~~It is so clearly explain ~~~I can understand what you teach for us. Because of you I knew and joined engVid. I like this website. Thanks again

Friday, August 12th 2016

    Thanks Chelsea :)

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

Where have you been, Adam?

You put in order the whole mess in my head.
+ 1 to your karma.

Sunday, August 14th 2016

    Cool compliment. Thanks Lana :)

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

Wow Really nice lesson that i was looking for. I am looking forward to watch your next lessons. Can you make your next adjective and adverb clause lessons quickly?

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

    Hi Profoundly. Those are coming, but I can’t decide on the speed. ;)

    Thursday, August 18th 2016

Great lesson

Friday, August 19th 2016

Great lesson , it is really useful and educated

Friday, August 19th 2016

“Nowadays,people want to shape their future via choosing one of them, which are two of the most popular and desired occupations all over the world.” İs this sentence true? if you answer my question,I will be happy. By the way your lesson is great!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

Dear Mr.Adam,
I need help with my English Are you any chance provide one to one skype lessons.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, August 28th 2016

Hi adam !
can you help me about Translation english to arabic !!
I Mptdoh !

Monday, August 29th 2016

I think you’re the best teacher I have ever meet and I am so grateful to you for your lessons. Watching them makes me more confident with English and I become fluent in speaking. Moreover, I undestand very well your accent and what you say. Thanks a lot

Tuesday, August 30th 2016

Dear Sir,
Thanks for your lession.
May be it’s another subject but i’m so confusing about noun phrase. For example, the measuring system and the measurement system? Which on is correct? And when use the V-ing form as an adjective? When us the noun form of one word? like the word measure?

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

you’re the best teacher of English I have ever seen.

Friday, September 2nd 2016

Hi dear Adam,
I’ve just encountered with a question obsessed my mind.Which answer do I should choose :” The design of the carpet appeared so pleasing to John WHICH HE DECIDED/THAT HE DECIDED/ DECIDED to buy it as quickly as possible”. I chose the last one to be correct.Will you be giving me the correct answer?Thank you for your lessons and prominent effort.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Nice video

Thursday, September 8th 2016

Hi Adam, thanks for the great teaching but I couldn’t understand a sentence (minute 8:40) “And you have a full clause, and the full clause ACTS AS THE OBJECT TO “KNOW”. I wonder if it should be writen this way: “And you have a full clause, and the full clause ACCESSES THE OBJECT TO “KNOW”

Thursday, September 8th 2016

dear Mr.Adam

i look at all your lessens in writing on the on lesson which called inversion your told start sentence with negative ( not only ) but Ms.Rebecca in the twelve mistake common told do not use a negative form in start of the sentence for academic paragraph please answer my question

Friday, September 16th 2016

King if clauses!.i Will get all your recomendación for improving!. Ill be back on previous lesson to catch the quiz. Sorry about my Android writting…… it has to improve his English. Regards!

Monday, September 26th 2016
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