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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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231 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.
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

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

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.

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?

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

      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.

      Monday, April 17th 2017

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

Friday, August 5th 2016

    Never give up Rmr ;)

    Thursday, August 18th 2016


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

    that he decided

    Sunday, September 2nd 2018

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

its my skype acc:
i am waiting!

Friday, October 7th 2016

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

Friday, October 21st 2016

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.

Wednesday, October 26th 2016

Thank you for the lesson

Monday, October 31st 2016

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?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

    Hi sir , Both are dependent …

    Sunday, September 2nd 2018

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

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

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.

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

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

Thursday, December 8th 2016

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.

Saturday, December 17th 2016

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

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

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

Monday, December 26th 2016

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.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

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.

Thursday, January 19th 2017

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???

Thursday, January 19th 2017

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

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

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

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

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

Sunday, February 5th 2017

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.

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

It’s too complecated!!

Monday, February 27th 2017

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

Sunday, March 5th 2017

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

    Sunday, March 5th 2017

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?

Saturday, March 11th 2017

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

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

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,

Friday, March 31st 2017

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.

Monday, April 17th 2017

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.

Monday, May 8th 2017

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

Sunday, May 14th 2017

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

Thursday, June 1st 2017

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.

Friday, June 9th 2017

Thanks adam. My score is 70

Friday, June 16th 2017

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

Monday, June 19th 2017

Thanks from your teaching.

Sunday, June 25th 2017

it was so hard. my score was 20

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

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.

Friday, June 30th 2017

It is so complicated

Saturday, July 1st 2017

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

Tuesday, July 4th 2017

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

Saturday, July 29th 2017

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

Monday, July 31st 2017

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”?

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

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?

Sunday, August 6th 2017

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 :)

Friday, August 25th 2017

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.

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

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

Thursday, October 12th 2017

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

Saturday, October 14th 2017

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 :(

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

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

Sunday, October 29th 2017

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

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

    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 ?

    Tuesday, December 5th 2017

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 ?

Friday, November 10th 2017

Do you proof read academic papers for college students?

Thursday, November 16th 2017

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!

Friday, November 17th 2017

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.

Sunday, November 26th 2017

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

Thursday, November 30th 2017

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.

Thursday, December 14th 2017

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

Thursday, January 11th 2018

I’ve reached 6 out of 10

Thursday, January 11th 2018

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.

Thursday, January 25th 2018

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

Monday, February 5th 2018

Dear Adam,

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

Friday, February 9th 2018

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

Friday, February 9th 2018

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

Sunday, February 11th 2018

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

Monday, February 19th 2018

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

Saturday, February 24th 2018

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.

Saturday, March 3rd 2018

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

Saturday, March 3rd 2018

Adam in nounclause I feel still difficulty plz Tell me 🤓

Thursday, April 12th 2018

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

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

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?


Friday, April 20th 2018

Thank you

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

Thank you

Sunday, May 20th 2018

I got 10 out of 10 :)

Sunday, May 20th 2018

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?

Thursday, May 24th 2018

Can I get more lessons?

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

Thursday, May 24th 2018

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

Sunday, May 27th 2018

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

Sunday, June 10th 2018

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

Saturday, June 30th 2018

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

Thursday, July 19th 2018

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.

Friday, July 20th 2018

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. :(

Thursday, July 26th 2018

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?

Friday, July 27th 2018

    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 .

    Sunday, September 2nd 2018

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 …

Sunday, September 2nd 2018

Thanks again Mr. Adam!

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

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

Friday, November 30th 2018

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

Sunday, December 2nd 2018

    Yah it could

    Saturday, December 8th 2018

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!

Saturday, December 8th 2018

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

Wednesday, January 9th 2019

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

    Monday, January 14th 2019

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.

Monday, January 14th 2019

    in the last sentence a (that) is omitted.

    Tuesday, March 31st 2020

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.

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

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

Sunday, January 20th 2019

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

Thursday, February 7th 2019

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.

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

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.

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

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

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

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

Saturday, March 30th 2019

Thank you very much!

Friday, April 5th 2019

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?

Sunday, April 7th 2019

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.

Monday, April 8th 2019

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

Saturday, April 13th 2019

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

Wednesday, August 14th 2019

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 ;)

Saturday, August 24th 2019

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

Monday, September 2nd 2019

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

Wednesday, September 4th 2019

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

Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 15th 2019

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.

Friday, October 4th 2019

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

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

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

Thursday, December 5th 2019

too hard but thanks

Friday, December 6th 2019

a have a problem analyzing the sentence

Tuesday, December 17th 2019

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!

Saturday, December 28th 2019

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.

Thursday, March 19th 2020

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

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.

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

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.

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

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..

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

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

Saturday, May 2nd 2020

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!

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

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

Sunday, June 21st 2020

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

Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Hi Adam.
Thanks indeed for a very helpful lesson.

Sunday, July 12th 2020

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?

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

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