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    Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

    I have a sentence but I'm having so much trouble picking out the subordinate clause:

    That he went to the football game after the wedding caused the problem.

    I think it's 'That he went to the football game', can you tell me if I'm right and if not why? Thank you!

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    Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRogers View Post
    I'm having so much trouble picking out the subordinate clause:

    That he went to the football game after the wedding caused the problem.

    I think it's 'That he went to the football game',


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    Hello,


    I believe that you are 80% correct.

    I believe that the subordinate clause is: That he went the football game after the wedding.

    a. It is, I believe, a noun clause.

    i. It = "His going to the football game after the wedding."

    b. It answers the question: What caused the problem?

    Thus:

    That he went the football game after the wedding. = noun clause as subject.
    caused = verb.
    the problem. = the object.


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    Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I believe that you are 80% correct.
    That he went to the football game after the wedding.

    Looks like 70% to me.

    I agree that it is a (subordinate) noun clause acting as the subject of the main clause.

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    Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That he went to the football game after the wedding.

    Looks like 70% to me.

    I agree that it is a (subordinate) noun clause acting as the subject of the main clause.
    Does that mean there are two subordinate clauses in the sentence then (if 'after' is a subordinate conjunction)?

    So confused. :(

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    Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRogers View Post
    Does that mean there are two subordinate clauses in the sentence then (if 'after' is a subordinate conjunction)?
    No. TheParser is correct. I was just somewhat facetiously questioning his figures.

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