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    Question noun phrase and noun clause

    please give me some explanation about the differences between noun phrase and noun clause..
    thank's before,because tomorrow i'll get this exam..

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    Re: noun phrase and noun clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Yunita Nugrahaini View Post
    please give me some explanation about the differences between noun phrase and noun clause..
    thank's before,because tomorrow i'll get this exam..

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) Try to remember that a clause has a subject and a predicate (verb).

    (2) A noun clause is used like a noun.

    (3) I know (that) you speak two languages.

    (a) We say that "you speak two languages" is a noun clause

    (introduced by the conjunction "that") because it takes the place

    of a noun.

    (i) I know something. ("Something" is a noun. "You speak two

    languages" takes the place of the noun "something."

    Some more examples:

    They argued about whether they should do it. (They argued about

    SOMETHING.) / I wonder what he will say. (I wonder SOMETHING.)

    (4) A phrase is something between a noun and a clause.

    I like apples. ("apples" = noun)

    I like delicious apples. ("delicious apples" = noun phrase. A phrase has a

    noun and at least one more word: I like the English language. A noun

    phrase does not have a verb:

    Every day I read newspapers. (noun)

    Every day I read very interesting newspapers. (noun phrase. No verb)

    I think (that) newspapers are very important. (noun clause because

    it has a verb -- are -- and because it can be replaced with the word

    "something": I think SOMETHING. What do you think? That newspapers

    are very important.)

    Good luck on your test. Let us know how you did on the test.

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