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    Are the noun clauses used in these entences correct?

    I wonder if the noun clauses I 've used in these sentence are correct or not.

    1. I didn't know where the watch was made ? (in England)
    2. I didn't know how the noise was made? (by tractor)
    3. I couldn't find out where the cold came in from? (from the open window upstairs)
    4. I didn't know why the raise was decided? (because..... )
    5. I didn't know how fire was made? (by lightning)
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    Re: Are the noun clauses used in these entences correct?

    All those sentences except number four would be correct in AmE if they ended with a period. In American English, you can't decide a raise; you can decide to give one. Therefore because wouldn't work in a response if this question were related to American English.
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    Re: Are the noun clauses used in these entences correct?

    Then what I should write instead of why?

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    Re: Are the noun clauses used in these entences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    All those sentences except number four would be correct in AmE if they ended with a period. In American English, you can't decide a raise; you can decide to give one. Therefore because wouldn't work in a response if this question were related to American English.
    The workers welcomed the raise in sallary.
    The raise was decided upon because the workers had worked hard.

    The don't know why the raise was decided upon.

    You mean if it is 'decide a raise' then 'why' works!
    What should I write instead of why in American English?
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    Re: Are the noun clauses used in these entences correct?

    To be clear, "They didn't know why the raise was decided" doesn't work in BrE either.

    They didn't know why the management decided to give them a raise.
    They didn't know why the raise wasn't as large as they had hoped.
    They didn't know how the management had decided on the size of the raise.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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