Noun Clauses Exercise for Class 8

Identify the noun clause in the following sentences and state how it is used.

1. Tell me how you managed to do it.

2. That we will lose is certain.

3. I think you are making a big mistake.

4. She says that she is not interested.

5. I don’t know how long I will stay.

6. Can you tell me who wrote this letter?

7. Do you know where he lives?

8. No one can tell how this controversy will end.

9. I don’t know how I can deal with this problem.

10. Ask if lunch is ready.

11. The court’s verdict is that the prisoner shall die.

12. The report that he has been killed is true.

Answers

1. Tell me how you managed to do it. (Object of the verb tell)

2. That we will lose is certain. (Subject of the verb is)

3. I think you are making a big mistake. (Object of the verb think)

4. She says that she is not interested. (Object of the verb says)

5. I don’t know how long I will stay. (Object of the verb know.)

6. Can you tell me who wrote this letter? (Here the noun clause ‘who wrote this letter’ is the object of the verb tell.)

7. Do you know where he lives? (Here the noun clause ‘where he lives’ is the object of the verb know.)

8. No one can tell how this controversy will end. (Here the noun clause ‘how this controversy will end’ is the object of the verb tell.)

9. I don’t know how I can deal with this problem. (Here the noun clause ‘how I can deal with this problem’ is the object of the verb know.)

10. Ask if lunch is ready. (Here the noun clause ‘if lunch is ready’ is the object of the verb ask.)

11. The court’s verdict is that the prisoner shall die. (Here the noun clause ‘that the prisoner shall die’ is the complement of the verb of incomplete predication.)

12. The report that he has been killed is true. (Here the noun clause ‘that he has been killed’ is used in apposition to the noun report.)

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