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
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.
I hope that I will get a job.
What she says is true.
My problem is that she does not obey me.
An adjective clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb and does the work of an adjective.
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.
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.
A clause which is a meaning sentence itself.
I take tea.
This clause must require an object to be completely meaningful.
“If you worked hard”
This is a dependent clause; we must have to add a dependent clause to completely define it.
If you work hard, you will pass.
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