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Has anyone seen a list of nouns that can (or cannot) be followed by an appositive that-clause?
I found some websites that list some of such words, like this:
belief (believe), comment (comment), confidence (confident), discovery (discover), doubt (doubt), evidence (evident), fact, fear (fear), hope (hope), indication (indicate), idea, information (inform), knowledge (know), news, opinion, order (order), problem, promise (promise), proof (prove), proposal (propose), report (report), rumor (rumor), story (tell), suggestion (suggest), thought (think), truth (true), wish (wish).
http://ja.scribd.com/doc/214993329/Appositive-Clauses but the list is not complete.
If there's no such site, how should we (non-native speakers) find out if a word can be followed by an appositive that-clause?
I can search on the Net by putting a phrase in quortation marks like "a rule that" or "a feeling that", but then, not only appositive that-clauses but also relative clauses also appear.
Last edited by herbivorie; 03-Jun-2014 at 11:38. Reason: Copied & pasted the list.