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    noun clause.please help please please.

    Can noun clauses be used as a direct object,an indirect object,prepositional object in a sentences then why these sentences are not correct? ?
    I just followed the grammar rule.
    a. I am listening to what they are saying.
    b. I am talking to who won the tennis match.
    C. That would be my reaction to whoever wins.
    WHY THESE SENTENCES SOUND UNNATURAL. PLEASE EXPLAIN. Or just following grammar rule is not enough to learn English.

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    Re: noun clause.please help please please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chhiring View Post
    Can noun clauses be used as a direct object,an indirect object,prepositional object in a sentences then why these sentences are not correct? ?
    I just followed the grammar rule.
    a. I am listening to what they are saying.
    b. I am talking to who won the tennis match.
    C. That would be my reaction to whoever wins.
    WHY THESE SENTENCES SOUND UNNATURAL. PLEASE EXPLAIN. Or just following grammar rule is not enough to learn English.
    a and c are OK, b is unnatural. No, following grammar rules is not enough, a sentence can be grammatical while making no sense at all.

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    Re: noun clause.please help please please.

    Note that what can have a similar meaning to that which, and whoever can have a similar meaning to any person who. Note the two ideas in the meaning.

    Who has only one idea in it. It cannot be subject and object simultaneously.

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