Noun Clauses Worksheet For Class 8

A noun clause is a group of words that serves the same purpose as a noun. A noun clause can be the subject or object of the verb. It can also be the object of a preposition or it can be used in apposition to a noun. It can also be the complement of a verb of incomplete predication.

A noun clause consists of a subject and a verb. It is usually introduced by the conjunction that, if or whether. Noun clauses can also be introduced by the question words (what, why, how etc.)

Examples are given below.

What she said didn’t make much sense to me.

Here the clause what she said is the subject of the verb didn’t make. Since only a noun or a noun equivalent can be the subject or object of a verb, this clause is a noun clause.

She said that she was hungry.

She said what? That she was hungry.

Here the clause that she was hungry is the object of the verb said. Hence, it is a noun clause.

The main challenge is that there aren’t enough opportunities.

Here the noun clause that there aren’t enough opportunities is the complement of the verb is.

The reason why she hates me is unknown to me.

Here the noun clause why she hates me is used in apposition to the noun reason.

Noun clauses worksheet for class 8

Underline the noun clauses in the following sentences.

1. I don’t know whether she will come.

2. Do you know where she lives?

3. He asked me if I was interested in the offer.

4. How they survived is still a mystery.

5. Whoever solved this puzzle is a genius.

6. My biggest regret is that I didn’t go to college.

7. I have promised my parents that I will never skip the classes again.

8. Does she understand what she is doing?

9. The news that he is alive delighted us.

10. There is no reason why you should give up.

Answers

1. I don’t know whether she will come. (Object of the verb know)

2. Do you know where she lives? (Object of the verb know)

3. He asked me if I was interested in the offer. (Direct object of the verb asked)

4. How they survived is still a mystery. (Subject of the verb is)

5. Whoever solved this puzzle is a genius. (Subject of the verb is)

6. My biggest regret is that I didn’t go to college. (Complement of the subject)

7. I have promised my parents that I will never skip the classes again. (Object of the verb promised)

8. Does she understand what she is doing? (Object of the verb understand)

9. The news that he is alive delighted us. (Used in apposition to the noun news)

10. There is no reason why you should give up. (Used in apposition to the noun reason)

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