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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.
Thiago from Brasil


    I’ll get on these topics Thiago ;)


      hi sir
      i got 6 on 10
      i don’t know why i am getting so low score even forth time
      kindly make a video on complements

      hammad hassan

        Yes, sir, please make a video on complements and objects explaining the difference between them.

        Vaishnavee Yadav

puff they are more difficult than the other teachers tests


    Tough makes tough, Trasgo ;)


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 ?


    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?


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 ;)


    i think you`re right , high five :xd


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


    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?


      Yes, thank you Adam


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 ^_^

Han Su

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?


    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?


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


    Enjoy it :)


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


    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.


      Thank you for your support!!


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

        Katty Haley

          Hi Katty,

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


          me too i didn’t get it


        Hi Kalinfi,

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


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


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


    you are right

    bakhtiyar ali

    Fair enough Katrin ;)


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


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


      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 ;)


        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!


          Fair enough :)


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

Valderí Andrade

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!


wow…. this needs many studying hours.


    No rush Yehiaelbadry :)


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


    That’s the right attitude Tsamp ;)


Hi Adam
as always a great master of english gramm.


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.


correction: an excellent teacher, Adam.


    Thanks Noneego :)


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.


    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?


just 3 correct answers. Need to learn a lot


    Time and practice, Hasinaa. It will come :)


    Hi Ro man,

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


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


You’re a nice guy,Adam.


    Thanks Bochecha :)


How to Improve our Spelling mistakes

prince raju

    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.


The quiz is mind twisting! just got 6!


very nice


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.


    Hi Faredin,

    It might be French, meaning ‘yesterday’ ;)


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.

Fabio Cicerre

    Thanks Fabio :)

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


      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].

      Fabio Cicerre

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!

Eduardo França

9/10, great!!


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

Sherif Abdullatif

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”?


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


    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?


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


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


quite useful lesson…and not hard to understand at all


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


Thanks everyone :)


explain no.8 to me T_T


    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?


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.


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


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


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


    Hi Lama,

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


“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?


    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?


      Hi Adam,
      In this sentence exactly I thought there is no noun clause, since the relative pronoun if is used , I said to my self this is an adverb clause.
      could you please explain to me why its not.
      best regards.

      mohamad kamal

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


    Never give up Rmr ;)




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


    Thanks Chelsea :)


Where have you been, Adam?

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

Lana Green

    Cool compliment. Thanks Lana :)


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?


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


Great lesson


Great lesson , it is really useful and educated


“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!

oneofthesupporterof bjk

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.


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

Ebtehal allouh

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


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?

Diep Bui

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


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.


    that he decided


Nice video

A.rahman mohamoud103

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”


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


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!


its my skype acc:
i am waiting!


Hi, i have the question..show want talk with me…English of course…or German


8 out of 10. Thank you Mr. Adam for your lesson, which is really effective to learn advanced structure in a smoother way.
#Could you please tell me how to understand ‘that'(is there) in a sentence while omitted ? How to use ‘that’ appropriately in a sentence?, too. Waiting for your reply.


Thank you for the lesson

Vugar Beshirov

Hi Adam
Thank you for your lessons
I have a question about :’That she might be right is what frightens me.’
what is the dependent and independent clauses in above sentence?


    Hi sir , Both are dependent …


Hi Adam
Thanks for everything..
But I have still confused about dependent and independent clauses.


Hi Adan, I like your videos so much because your explanation is so good. I have a question in the last excercise. Why ‘you’ll be able to have the most alone time’ is considered as a noun clause? I think that it needs to have a conjuntion to be noun clause.


Mr.adam I had been watching your videos on youtube about the dependent clause, but I still confuse to distinguish between noun adjactive and adverb clause . Can you give the easy clue ? Thankyou . I like the way you teach

Diya ningrum

Hi sir, i’m not sure about the function of noun clauses in these sentences ,can you please help me
# The doctor is confused about whether he should tell his patient the truth or let him die in peace.
# Many people strongly believe that there is life somewhere in the universe.
# Who first challenged the believe that the earth was flat.

Moufida fida

hi Adam. I was wondering if you could clearify the difference between dependent noun clauses with WH open interrogative and nominal relative please. thank you


i love the quiz session . i want more question to solve the quiz .


Hi sir, thanks for the lessons. Im 1st yr medical student. I can’t read academic books readily. Some books such as Lippincott’s biochemistry review, are hard to understand for me. If you plz can you do a new video about academic reading. Some Grammer points in some books which I had read was really difficult to me to understand. Finally I must say that I have gained lot of thing from your lessons and thank you very much sir. Sir,keep up your good services such as those things.


Hi, Adam.
your teaching was really impressive. it remind me when i was studying at my college about english syntax, the complexity of grammar component. i watched this video to recall my memory about clause,pseudo-cleft, and things like that. they were really tough subject to be learnt but i feel excited to learn it from you.
i have two questions for you about how to identify pseudo-cleft sentences (emphasis and relative clause) and how to differentiate between relativiser and modifier clause in using “that”?

thank you.


Hi Adam, QUESTION, you said at last type of noun clause that it is called “adjective complement”? is that right or we should call it “object complement” because I can ask about it by saying “why you are happy ?” and that object or averbial complement?? is not right???

Layal Mahfoud

Thanks dear teacher. Your way of teaching is so clear and great.


Thank you Adam! This lesson is what I have been looking for.


thanks a lot
can you please give us or me, more quiz, as it help me to understan more


Hi Adam,
Thanks for the lesson, i really enjoy it and i understand it. so if you could put more exercises on these lessons but in different ways it would be more helpful to understand the lesson more.
thank you.


It’s too complecated!!


super, 20%!!!
evidently too much for me :(


    anyway – thanks Adam for your lessons. They are Great, it´s only my fault I am not able to understand just this lesson.


Hello Adam,

I would like to know that what is the best way to enhance the English grammar skills? Some videos I watched on youtube they ‘re telling instead of improving the English grammar the person should concentrate on the practice. Focusing on the grammar is waste of time. I need your opinion, what would you say?


it is not difficult, but it requires a lot of concentration

ana rouka

Hi teacher Adam,
Thanks a lot for your great efforts
one question might be asked regarding how to make your writing flow is what can someone do if he has no ideas or thoughts to write on a certain topic,especially, when it comes in the exam and you have noway just write from your own.

Beat Regardes,

Sofian Al-ameri

I am a bit confused that some clauses seems to function as adjective and adverb clauses,yet you have said they are noun clauses Mr.Adam and I really find your video very beneficial for me.

mohamad kamal

Hi, Mr. Adam, this lesson was very difficult, I did not understand it, I scored very low in the quiz.do you think of any lessons to help me understand noun clauses thank you.

Abdu Mohamed

Hi…. Adam please help in this sentence. Describing you might be questioned to your cuteness. I have doubt with might I just wana confirm to u should i use will or might plz help me out


Teaching way is excellent, be honest with you i didn’t ander stand it at all.


Thanks for the class, I just have one question, in this sentence: Paul isn´t what is generally considered handsome. Would it be correct to use “it?” Paul isn´t what it is generally considered handsome. Because in the example “what” is the subject and the conjunction, or it sounds redundant.


Thanks adam. My score is 70


For dinner is and adverb? Somebody explain why that part of the sentence is adverb


Thanks from your teaching.

Abbas naqawate

it was so hard. my score was 20


Hey sir Adam

I really enjoy your video lecture.about noun clause is a lesson english grammar,which are verry important and helpful to improve my subject communacation skils and for my writing report.


It is so complicated


I got 7 out of 10.is it a good score ?


Hi Adam
I want to ask you “what is the difference between verb phrase and phrasal verb ? ”
Thank you.


Hi Adam
I want to ask you “what is the difference between verb phrase and phrasal verb ? ”
Thank you.


i enjoy your lessons,but i have a question about the 4th quiz of noun clauses— can the “because the people at the top refused to see the troubles coming” be the subject complement of “it”?


I can’t understand one thing:

In the video that’s about noun clauses, this clause “that I met the right person” is a that clause(complement):
(the last example)
When my mother, who was only 18 when she had me, told me I should wait until I get older to marry Lucy, I knew she was realy happy (that) I met the right person.

But here “that you’ve decided to come” is an adjective complement:
I am happy (that) you’ve decided to come.

What is the difference between these two clauses?


Hi Adam
I wanna thank you for these helpful lessons. I want to be a wonderful English teacher just like you. I’m studying for an exam which we call lys in our country. I’ll take this exam in june 2018. Your lessons really help me to reach my goals. Thank you again :)


Thanks adam…I’m afraid of grammer that’s why I try learning hard it from your lesson everyday..it’s also helpful.i wanna thank u again for ur effort.


It was very difficult for me…..
I still can’t understand fully well.
I got 4 out of 10.

Manahil Asmat

Do you have a lesson about NOUN CLAUSE : Verb+WH QUESTIONS+TO (infinitive)?


Hi Adam,
Thanks for the explanation.
But I have one question which I don’t seem to get!

Question no.6 says the following: “If this is really what you want, then I’ll support you all the way.”

The correct answer is subject complement.
But I answered, subject of clause.

So why subject complement is the correct answer? and what is the difference between subject complement and subject of clause. I read the explanation but I didn’t understand it :(


Thanks. I really appreciated about your lessons. I am watching all your lessons until next month.


Thank you Prof, you don’t know how much you’ve helped me!


    hello, thatnk you very much, you great teacher. my question is how can make diffrence between noun clause and adjective clause? is there any rules ?


hello, thatnk you very much, you great teacher. my question is how can make diffrence between noun clause and adjective clause? is there any rules ?


Do you proof read academic papers for college students?


This area is my weakness. Your lesson makes me look for the subject, verb and object. It reminds me my previous grammar class that identifying a sentence structure helps correct grammar mistakes.

Thank you again!


Thank you very much for this great class.It’s very unruly to me,the rule is keep changing.I guess not,but object clause,subject clause,complement,they are difficult to distinguishing each other.In my level,English grammar is messy but I hope,I’m going to organize it.I know,teachers always push to practicing.We must do keep practicing.


I was completely out of my depth here (5/10) :(…
But thank you Adam.


Another a poor scoring,2 out of 10 and I should pay attention to Adam’s great lesson more.I think,I’ve learn how to write sentences like short or long but take lesson then fill the quiz that came up with no better result.My a classroom teacher told me that I need keep practicing and don’t lose hope or faith.
This test is difficult or tough one in Engvid but teacher has mentioned in upon,tough makes tougher,I’ll go forward through.


Very good lesson Adam, it’s hard stuff, but you,ve made a great effort to explain it as easy as you can, I’ve enjoyed a lot but I need more practice :(

huges from Argentina


I’ve reached 6 out of 10


Hello Adam Sir,

This was the toughest topic to understand in my context. You explained very clear THAT we need not worry about this anymore. I have a request sir. Please make a video on when to use the words –> when, why, who(m), whose, whoever etc., in the complex sentences. It would be very helpful.

Thank you very much sir.


hi, sir
whose cell phone is that?
i’m not sure whose cell phone that is.
(can we say like that Mr Adam)

rachid hou

Dear Adam,

The topic ‘Noun Clause’ seems difficult. How to cultivate command over it?


Hey Adam see how poor I performed. Only 6 are correct out of 10.


Dear Adam, your are an excellent teacher. I thoroughly enjoys watching your videos. I would like to have your presentation copy so could you please help me on this? Thanks, Reddy


I know adjective and adverb clauses
But noun clause is too much difficult for me
I think that I never can’t learn it ?


Hi teacher
I’m someone who is watching your class now days
Then I got some question that you mentioned between that clause and noun clause are a little bit different. However you are talking about”that”in this class again, which is noun clause or that clause


Hi Adam, It is a pleasure to pop up once again around here. I follow your videos and I have learnt a lot from them.This time I have an enormous doubt about a noun, I´m English teacher and I´m teaching one lesson on countables and uncountables nouns, I would like you explain me please if you can pluralize the noun ” fruit” in this case “there are some fruits in the fridge” please and thank you! it will be of great help for me.

the best

Could recommend me a reliable English dictionary/grammar webpage to clear up doubts? like The RAE in Spanish (an highly prestigious institution) thank you

the best

Adam in nounclause I feel still difficulty plz Tell me ?

Muhammad Bilal channa

helo ASdam, one question
What is the possessive pronoun for a person whose gender we don’t know? could you explain me?

for example : someone took his/ her or their bag

I feel confused.

Thank you

the best

Hi Adam,

I’m confused with the noun clauses. I took the quiz and only 1 out of ten was correct.
Could you please help me?
Take the example of your quiz number 8.
You look beat, Pam. What you need is a spa treatment. I’ll take you tomorrow to my friend’s salon.
In this sentence, You look beat, Pam. is an independent clause,
noun clause is “What you need is a spa treatment”
I’ll take you tomorrow to my friend’s salon is an independent clause.

A noun clause is a subject to the clause “will take” then will take has the subject “I” and it also has an object “you”.

Could you please clear my doubts?



Thank you


Thank you


I got 10 out of 10 :)


Hello Adam,

I need your help. In the sentence” There should be some sense in these ritual of departure in which the world reverts to the state of a blank page”

1. Is “There should be some sense in these ritual of departure” a clause? That is, Can “some sense” be subject and object in the same time?

2. Can ” to the state of a blank page” as object of the verb “reverts” be considered a noun prepositional phrase or only two prepositional phrases “to the state” and “of the blank page? Besides, considering the type of these preposional phrases, Can “to the state” be named as adverbial or adjective prepositional phrase?


Can I get more lessons?

I would like to know whether you could teach grammar through diagrams. I would like to learn


Hi Adam. About IELTS academic writing….Have I to write “that” in the clauses or it’s not necessary? Thanks


Thank you Adam. What you taught in this lesson is useful for improving my English writing skill.


Hi Adam!
Thanks for your lesson! I got 7 out of 10. Could you make some lesons about time clause, please?


I’m really glad that I could make it 7/10 , thank you so much Adam ! the last three questions are bit tricky hehe


Hello Adam. Thanks for all your excellent videos. just a quick question:
Is the word “what” a conjunction, pronoun, or preposition?

It is very clear what I was referring to in that speech.

thanks again.


Oh my god! :-O when I saw this lesson, it seems you were in a hurry Adam, you were describing so fast and sometimes you left your sentence incomplete. I got only 4 scores out of 10 which is very disappointing. Maybe it is better for me to check predecessors first. :(


In question one: Jennifer doesn’t believe (that) Ron was at the office last night, Jennifer doesn’t believe is an incomplete sentence, it means that is the dependent clause. We know that noun clauses are dependent clauses.
Ron was at the office last night is the independent clause, because its meaning is complete solely. So, Jennifer doesn’t believe is subject noun clause.
But in the answers noun clause is object of clause.
Dear Adam, could you please shed light to my way and let me know what is my mistake?


    Hello Sir .
    Your mistake is about identifying the noun clause , “she thinks that he might be cheating on her” is the noun clause which is object of the clause .


Hello Adam , nice teaching and a perfect fluent speaking …
well I got 70 , I want to know about subject complement more , Does it come after of the main subject or ..? Plz give examples , Thx anyway …


Thanks again Mr. Adam!


Hi Adam, I have a question and I hope you will untangle it for me, please. what’s the difference between these two sentences- The fact that the mayor helped the worker, was not true- The fact that the mayor knew about the worker, was not trueare they the same in terms of the noun clause? I want to know where the noun clause, and where the verb clause are in the two sentences. (if there’s any) I will be thankful if you’d help. thanks

Mustafa Sharafi

hi adam,
Can pronoun ‘who’ be used as subject?


    Yah it could


Hey Mr Adam , I really thank you for your efforts.
I don’t know how to distinguish between the subject and the subjective complement when the verb is a (be) verb .. Please help me!


“I’ll support you all the way.” Please someone who can analyze the grammar of this sentence.

Cesar english learner

    I (subject) will (modal) you (object) all the way (adverbial phrase)
    I think it is so

    Mustafa Sharafi

Hi Adam. please answer this question of mine. I think in the last question, the sentence has just two noun clauses. why you said three? can you explain (I can’t understand why “depends on where you think” mentioned as a noun clause.)
-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.

Mustafa Sharafi

    in the last sentence a (that) is omitted.


Good evening Adam,
Hope you are doing fine.
I watched the clauses lessons ( noun, adj,adv), the sentence types and the dependent clause too, but the cluases types are still confusing me. I can’t get them 100%.
Is there any way you can help, or you may suggest another lesson or somrthing?
Thnaks to you and all the teachers here.


Wow! I got 9 correct out of 10!. Thanks so much for a great lesson. Your explanation is very clear.

Nartjaree P.

7/10. It’s average but I’m okay. Need to seriously work on it


I understand everything you said to me but I cannot speak English very well or without thinking. I want to improve myself about grammar, reading, writing and especially speaking. I wanna be an English teacher in my future life. I am anxious about that. Because I do not think a good learner and teacher. What can I do to have a good English level?
Could you help me about this subject? Thank you for your lesson. Really, you are a good teacher.


Hi Adam,
Thanks for your teaching information.
For your one of the example of the noun clause, I do not understand the sentence structure. Could you please further explain.

“Paul isn’t what is generally considered handsome.”
Subject – Paul
Verb – isn’t, is
What – Conjunction
So, we got two verbs but only one subject. Am I correct?
Thanks fo your advice.

Jeff Tse

Hi sir,
Would you please explain to me how to differentiate between nominal relative clause and nominal wh- introgetive clause since both of them use the same connectors


Adam, your lesson is pretty well as the following quiz is)
Thank you!


Thank you very much!


Hello. Can you help me to solve this.
Con bine two sentences into one.
The factory is to close. The news has shocked the town.
Answer. The news has shocked the town at how the factory is to close. (noun clause after preposition at)
Is it correct? Help me? thanks
Is it correct?

martinez estefania

can sb explain the result about n. 10? I didn’t understand Adam’s explanation.

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.


I got 8/10 but I don’t understand it exactly.


Hi adam
Your lesson was really good
but I need more explanations about the 5th question Specially “bear” verb it makes confused a little bit.
Thank you

Amjad mak

that was very hard lesson for me. I think it will take some time before i understand everything.

In this sentence:
” I think it will take some time before i understand everything.”
I = 1subject
think = 1verb
it will take some time before i understand everything = object for 1verb
It = 2subject
will take = 2verb
some time before = object
before = preposition
i = 3subject
understand = 3verb
everything = object for 3verb
before i understand everything = object for preposition(before)

Am i right? I’m not sure about it. :(
I hope once i will understand it in 100%.
“hope is the mother of fools”

I Wish You All the Best ;)


Adam, I thank you very very much. Great lesson, so important for writing.


thanks a lot Adam it was great for me. I am sending message from Afghanistan

asef amini

i must admit. I got correct 10 out of 10. I’m jubilant about this situation.

Have a nice day.


Thank you very much. I think it would be good for me to watch the videos you recommended and retake the lesson for better understanding.


hi adam you are my best english teacher i have in my life . thanks


thank you very much! I shared the lesson to my friends and they also enjoy watching.I hope my english will be better.


too hard but thanks

Julia Hissatomi

a have a problem analyzing the sentence


Hello Adam,
Can you please tell me the category, the function and the modified words of “on the honor roll”, “reading whatever they wish” and “whatever they wish” in the following sentence : If students are on the honor roll, they may spend any free period in the library reading whatever they wish.
Thank you!

Imane Lechheb

Hey Sir, I have an assignment to make a summary about noun clauses. Can you help me to make a summary? I from Indonesia, I can’t make a summary, because I still confuse about your video. I don’t understand about your video. Thank you.

Ardianus Sebastian

I finally got how noun clauses work. Thanks for your great effort to help us improve our English understanding.


Thank u very much! Your vid helped me very much.
I got 9 out of 10.(my problem was q6)
I appreciate it if you explain how to distinguish the sub complement.


Hello, Adam, I’m writing to you from Armenia. I teach English at University and as we are in lockdown now because of the pandemic, we teach our students online. One of the courses I teach is called Practical grammar and now we are studying the complex sentence. So I thought it’s a good idea to assign some videos for them to watch at home and I chose 3 videos which you made- Types of sentences, Dependant clauses, and Noun clauses. They are very good and I hope the students will find them useful. But I have two questions to ask you about the topics. In the Noun Clauses you wrote a sentence on the board which said “It’s more a question of whom she sait it to that why she said it.” I teach my students that when we have a preposition at the end of the sentence then we use “who” instead of “whom” (…a question of who she said it to…”). The second question is about the word “predatory IT” in the video Dependant clauses. I think it should be ‘Preparatory IT”. I have the screenshot of these but I don’t know how to send them to you.


This one was tough, I will go deeper into learning noun clause. Great activity, needs more practice. Thanks for these amazing videos on you tube. Please post something on you FB page about noun clause..


10 out of 10.
seems quite fair that we have learnt a lot from you Adam


I need a lot of practice on noun clauses. More than that, I don’t really know much regarding the multiple choice answers that were provided. Any suggestions on lessons regarding these basics?
Thanks so much!


Another great lesson from you Adam. The way you explain the grammar is awesome and it makes me understand really quickly.

Ivo Ivanov 999

Is there any rule to use the word “that”? How do I know when “that” is omitted in a sentence?


Hi Adam.
Thanks indeed for a very helpful lesson.


Hi Adam
I’ve got a question about question 2:
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.
The correct answer is: object of clause
There must be a direct object in this sentence. We ask with ‘what’ or ‘whom’ for this object.
I would use the interrogative ‘why’, but we don’t ask for an object with this word.
What would be the question for the object here?


    If i use Whom as a subject in by other way for example :To whom wants to know you ask me. It’ll be okay? Thank you


      you should ask me.



        Thank you for your answer. I thought that no one answers the posts here anymore because they are too busy, so I haven’t looked at this site for a long time. I have saved your answer in a longer text file where I work on bit by bit. It will take quite a bit of time until I reach this point.

        Thank you very much and goodbye


He can go where he wants
where he wants -is it a noun clause


Thanks Adam. I got 100, but, the last questions:
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.”

It’s not 3 clause but 4.
LOOK! even there are 3 conjunctions.

1 conjuction for 2 clauses,
2 conjuctions for 3 clauses, and
3 conjuctions for 4 clauses,

4 main verbs that indicate 4 clauses:
– ‘ll have
– depends
– think
– ‘ll be


thanks a lot.


Teacher Adam, I can thank you enough for this great lesson I wish you could be my teacher in english or my neighbor just in case I have a question I can come with you right away.


Adam,thank you a lot for your lessons,they’re amazing. Though, I have a question. What’s the difference between noun-clause and that-clause? Thank you for answer in advance.


Hi Adma,thanks for your lesson.I have a question though. Is there any dependent clause in the sentence ‘what do you think are your strengths are?’


Whenever this overweight, elderly, and funny-looking old geezer uses Microsoft Word on his laptop, which has Microsoft Home 2010 factory installed, certain phrases sometimes are underlined in blue, and certain suggestions may be offered in how to improve the phrase so that it is more grammatically correct. Whenever such a blue-lined and underlined phrase appears, the writer has the option to choose why the phrase has been underlined. When I had typed: “In the United States alone, an average of 875,000 abortions are ‘legally’ performed every year,” Word underlined in blue “an average of 875,000 abortions are.” When I chose to find why that phrase was underlined in blue, the reason given was: “noun/verb agreement.” Apparently, Word had taken “an average” as the subject, and therefore suggested that the phrase be modified to read either “an average is,” or alternatively, “averages are.” My beef with either one of these ridiculous options is that “average” is not the subject! “Abortions” is clearly the subject, and because the subject is plural then the verb must agree with the subject, in which case “abortions are performed” is grammatically correct. As a purist of the English language, what is your stated opinion? Which is the subject of that phrase? Short of throwing my laptop out of my dirty and rusty bedroom window onto my weed-infected patch of grass outside, I instead opted to yell at the stupid electronic gizmo thing: “an average of 875,000” is an adjectival phrase modifying “abortions”!!!!


Hi adam I take 4 from 10 and I don’t know how to improve it

yara hajjaj

Hi Adam! its a little bit difficult for me. Could you please give me the sequence of these lessons?

Huma Rauf

same here.

Hamas Ejaz

Hi Adam, I am glad to take lessons from you.I’ve got a question for you.

“It is not that bad”
I think the word ‘that’emphasize the quality of the subject right? My question is can i still consider it as a subject complement ? is ‘that’ still act as a noun clause conjunction ?
Thanks a lot!


Hello, dear teacher, Adam could you please correct this sentence for me?
This lesson is not what is regarded as difficult.
(Subject complement)


hi adam
Do yo have more quizes about this topic?

yitzchak yosef

First of all, I want to thank you from the core of my heart and must say I wish I had you as my English teacher during my schooldays. Would you please explain to me the following sentences:

1. You can solve your errors of sentence construction by watching Adam teach Grammar on Youtube. (why is it “teach” not “teaching”?)

2. You can spend your hours watching Austin live his life. (“live” not “living”, why?)

3. Having attended the class of Rajat giving a lecture on Theory, Atif decides to explore more books on Critical and Cultural Theory. (is it correct?)

4. Apart from that, in the picture including Mom is the one who’s looking most beautiful than others. (correct?)

5. Being vulnerable can get you hurt. (is it a correct ‘inversion’?)

6. However, one or the other may predominate given the text and the aims of the one doing the reading. (function given?)


hi Adam
thank you so much for this effort, i have a confusing question: how can we distinguish between “subject complement in noun clause” and “adjective clause itself”


Hi . I just have a question. How do we identify a noun clause and adj clause from each other ?

Sonia Amiri

Hi, Mr Adam. Thanks for the great teaching.
I got 8 out of 10


I couldn’t understand it I m a little confused


Thank you Teacher Adam. I got 8/10

Amira Abdulaziz

Thanks a lot Adam. It’s challenging

rahmad husein

Thanks a million, teacher Adam,but in this question “if this is really what you want, … “, Shouldn’t the function of the noun clause be (object of clause) .. like in the sentence (this – subject) (is – verb) (what you want – the object???!)
I’m confused!! 😭


Hey sir Adam! First of all, I appreciate your style of teaching. But I’ve a little bit confusion 😕 in this sentence, ” what is now required of us all is constructive spirit and not the militant spirit of the days when we were fighting for our freedom.”
Would you please explain to me that sentence grammatically…….. thank you sir 😊

Nishat kazmi
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