CP Writing Grammar Lesson #10 – Noun Clauses A noun clause is a subordinate clause that is used as a noun within the main clause of the sentences. You can use a noun clause as a subject, a direct object, an indirect object, an object of a preposition, or a predicate nominative. The following words can be used to introduce noun clauses: how however if that when where when wherever whichever who whom whoever why that what whether whomever whatever which whose Practice: Underline each noun clause (remember a clause has a subject and a verb) and then indicate if the clause functions as a subject (S), a direct object (DO) or indirect object (IO), object of a preposition (OP) or a predicate nominative (PN). _______1. My father believes that Andrew was responsible for the accident. _______ 2. Whatever you decide to do will be fine with me. _______ 3. The man asked Tim what he wanted to be. _______ 4. They argued about what they should wear to the prom. _______ 5. Mr. Baker promised that he would bring us back before midnight. _______ 6. It seems whoever broke the window will have to pay to have it replaced. _______ 7. That the jury found the man innocent shocked everyone. _______ 8. My mother knows where I am going. _______ 9. Whether Susan goes with us depends on he mother’s mood. _______ 10. Richard though about what he should tell the stockholders. _______ 11. Who is the man with whom Ms. Shaker is speaking? _______ 12. What you plan to do about your current situation is none of my business. _______ 13. Whoever told you that ridiculous story about my uncle and the clown car lied. _______ 14. Shaun felt that he could trust Mike with the secret plans. _______ 15. How anyone could be so cruel is beyond me.