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Basic Composition
Noun Clause as Object of a Sentence
May 20, 1999

A noun clause can be used in the same way as a single-word noun. One way to use these clauses is as the object of a sentence. For example: "I don’t know the answer" can become "I don’t know what the answer is" Note how noun clause objects often begin with what, where, who, why etc..

Examples of noun clauses as the object of a sentence

bullet"I don’t know him" can become "I don’t know who he is"
bullet"She didn’t tell me her plan" can become "She didn’t tell me what she was going to do"
bullet"I don’t understand their feelings" can become "I don’t understand why they feel this way"
bullet"I like his house" can become "I like where he lives"

Paragraph Assignment

bulletWrite a short paragraph (or some sentences) about the reason you chose to do something important in your life.
bulletUse three different noun clauses as object of three sentences. Begin each clause with one of what, why, who, where.
bulletWrite a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and please, double space your writing. Teacher Writing Sample


 I didn’t know what I was going to do.

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