Identify The Type Of Subordinate Clause | Class 8 Grammar Worksheets

Underline the subordinate clauses in the following sentences and state their type – adjective clause, adverb clause or noun clause. You can learn about adjective clauses, adverb clauses and noun clauses on their study pages.

1. She was walking so fast that I could not catch up with her.

2. He bought a car which was large but economical.

3. Do you understand what he is saying?

4. We went to the bakery which was famous for its Bengal sweets.

5. Although I waited for hours, I could not talk to him.

6. What he said didn’t make much sense to me.

7. We don’t know how we are going to cope with this situation.

8. I asked him if I could borrow his car.

9. I know a man who deals in antiques.

10. I don’t know where they could have gone.

Answers

1. She was walking so fast that I could not catch up with her. (Adverb clause; here the subordinate clause expresses result.)

2. He bought a car which was large but economical. (Adjective clause; here the subordinate clause modifies the noun car.)

3. Do you understand what he is saying? (Noun clause; here the subordinate clause is the object of the verb understand)

4. We went to the bakery which was famous for its Bengal sweets. (Adjective clause; here the subordinate clause modifies the noun bakery)

5. Although I waited for hours, I could not talk to him. (Adverb clause; here the subordinate clause expresses a contrasting idea.)

6. What he said didn’t make much sense to me. (Noun clause; here the subordinate clause is the subject of the verb what he said)

7. We don’t know how we are going to cope with this situation. (Noun clause; here the subordinate clause is the object of the verb know.)

8. I asked him if I could borrow his car. (Noun clause; here the subordinate clause is the object of the verb asked.)

9. I know a man who deals in antiques. (Adjective clause; here the subordinate clause modifies the noun man.)

10. I don’t know where they could have gone. (Noun clause; here the subordinate clause is the object of the verb know.)

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