A is a that is used as a complex sentence. in a In a complex sentence, a noun clause can be used the same way that you would use a noun. It can be used as a It appears in the sentence in the same place that the , or would appear. The lead-off words for noun clauses are usually: A noun clause cannot be deleted from a sentence or the sentence will have a change of meaning. Roxie decided Roxie decided. A noun clause can rarely be moved in the sentence for the same reason – it will change the meaning of the sentence or will sound really stupid. Roxie decided. Find the noun clauses, the lead-off word, and the part of sentence. 1. We learned that the topsoil has been badly eroded by natural forces. 2. She gave us a clear, detailed picture of what is likely to happen. 3. I asked you what you meant by those words. 4. The blueberry pie is what she ate for dinner. 5. Whether she should go or not is Mary’s question. 6. Who marked up the desk became an issue for the teacher. 7. However the game ends will be fine with me 8. Some of these sentences are from which textbook used by us? Shostak, Jerome. Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop. United States of America: William H. Sadlier, Inc., 2002.