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HifaMo

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Hi,


Please what is function of the following noun clause?

Everybody was surprised that an amateur writer won the first prize.

Thanks.
 
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What is the function?

It tells us why everybody was surprised.
 

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I mean its grammatical function.

Is it an object or an object of a deleted preposition?
 

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Note that "surprise" does not have a "z" in it. Even in AmE.
 
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