Noun Clauses - 2 • If the reporting verb (e.g. said) is in the past, the verb in the noun clause will usually also be in a past form: She said she watched TV every day. • Sometimes in spoken English, no change is made in the noun clause verb, especially if the speaker is reporting something immediately or soon after it was said. • Immediate reporting: A: What did the teacher just say? I didn’t hear him -- B:He said he wants us to read Chapter Six. • Sometimes the present tense is retained when the reported sentence deals with a general truth: She said that the world is round. Noun Clauses - 2 • Subjunctive is used in a noun clause that follows certain verbs and expressions. • Subjunctive generally stresses importance. • The subjunctive verb is used only in its simple form; it is neither singular nor plural. • e.g. The teacher demands that we be on time. • e.g. I insisted that he pay me the money. • Negative: not + simple form, e.g. I recommended that she not go to the concert. Conditional Clause - Type I • True in the present/future • If I don’t eat breakfast, I always get hungry during class. • If the weather is nice tomorrow, we will go on a picnic.