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Noun Clause Objects
April 29, 1999
Some verbs have a noun clause as direct object. These require a simple
form of the verb, but the main verb can be another verb tense. For example, The teacher
recommended that we study our notes carefully. Note that the main verb,
"recommended" is in the past tense. The verb "study" is, however, used
in simple present.
Examples of noun clause objects
|I desire that I have a vacation soon. I desire that I not have any more
trouble with him.|
|The TOEFL requires that students understand English very well.|
|She has always preferred that her friends stay late after dinner.|
|Write a short paragraph (or some sentences) about something you would recommend. It
could be a story, a kind of food, or a restaurant.|
|Use all four verbs (recommend, desire, require, and prefer) in your writing. To make the
negative, place "not" beside the verb inside the noun phrase. See the
example about "trouble" above.|
|Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and please, double space your writing.
Teacher Writing Sample|
I recommend that you try an espresso
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