Clause and its Types

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Clause and its Types!

Definition of Clause

A clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb. Sometimes, it forms a part of a sentence and sometimes it makes a simple sentence by itself. A clause may Function as a noun or as an adjective or as an adverb. If it functions as a noun, it is a noun clause. If it functions as an adjective, it is an adjective clause. And if it functions as an adverb, it is an adverb clause.

Clause and its Types

Noun Clause

A noun clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb of its own and does the function of a noun. In the following sentences, the noun clauses have been underlined.

Examples:

I hope that I will get a job.

What she says is true.

My problem is that she does not obey me.

 

Adjectives Clause

An adjective clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb and does the work of an adjective.

Examples:

The pen that has no cap is mine.

Ali has a car which is very beautiful.

The book that I bought yesterday is very interesting.

The house I own is very beautiful.

 

Adverb Clause

An adverb clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb and does the work of an adverb. It usually contains subordinate conjunction that stops it from being a complete thought. Besides this, it answers one of the ‘adverbs questions’: When? Why? How? Where? What?

Read the following sentences:

I fought as a heroes’ fight.

The path was so rough that I could not walk on it.

The poor love him because he helps them.

You may do whatever you want.

 

Independent Clause

A clause which is a meaning sentence itself.

Example:

I take tea.

 

Dependent clause

This clause must require an object to be completely meaningful.

Example:

“If you worked hard”

This is a dependent clause; we must have to add a dependent clause to completely define it.

e.g.

If you work hard, you will pass.

 

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