# Thread: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

1. ## 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!

2. ## Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

Originally Posted by DaveRogers
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.

James

3. ## Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

Originally Posted by TheParser
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.

4. ## Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

Originally Posted by 5jj
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. :(

5. ## Re: Subordinate Clause Help - So Confused!

Originally Posted by DaveRogers
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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