Clauses worksheet for CBSE class 8

A clause is a group of words that makes perfect sense. Every clause has a subject and a verb. There are three types of clauses in English – adjective clause, adverb clause and noun clause. Adjective clauses are also known as relative clauses. This English grammar worksheet tests your understanding of different types of clauses.

English grammar worksheet for classes 8 and 9

Underline the clauses in the following sentences and state whether they are adjective clauses, noun clauses or adverb clauses.

1. I had a strange thing happen to me when I was twelve.

2. She was hardly inside the house before the kids started screaming.

3. As soon as she agreed to marry him, she started having serious doubts.

4. You will get to speak English more easily as times goes by.

5. I don’t know how we are going to get over the river.

6. I didn’t have much time to talk to her because I was leaving for England in two hours.

7. I’m going to be working all day tomorrow, so I won’t have time to shop.

8. If I ever find the person who did that, I’ll kill him.

9. I looked a real fool when I fell in the river.

10. She was speaking so softly that we could not hear her at all.

Answers

1. I had a strange thing happen to me when I was twelve. (Adverb clause of time)

2. She was hardly inside the house before the kids started screaming. (Adverb clause of time)

3. As soon as she agreed to marry him, she started having serious doubts. (Adverb clause of time)

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4. You will get to speak English more easily as times goes by. (Adverb clause of time)

5. I don’t know how we are going to get over the river. (Noun clause)

6. I didn’t have much time to talk to her because I was leaving for England in two hours. (Adverb clause of reason)

7. I’m going to be working all day tomorrow, so I won’t have time to shop. (Adverb clause of reason)

8. If I ever find the person (Adverb clause of condition) who did that (Adjective clause), I’ll kill him.

9. I looked a real fool when I fell in the river. (Adverb clause of time)

10. She was speaking so softly that we could not hear her at all. (Adverb clause of result)

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7 Responses

  1. Pranava Pandey says:

    It is very good way to teach others

  2. Sukriti Shah says:

    Good way to learn and teach others

  3. Mythili says:

    Number 7 is a COMPOUND sentence. Moreover, the second clause is the RESULT of the first and NOT the REASON for the first.
    Generally good worksheets. Kindly pay attention to detail.

  4. Simran says:

    No 8 was a bit complicated. I still don’t understand it.

    • Simran says:

      Not 8 . No 7 was a bit complicated.

    • Manjusha says:

      If I ever find the person (Adverb clause of condition) who did that (Adjective clause), I’ll kill him.

      There are three clauses in this sentence.
      If I ever find the person
      who did that
      I will kill him.
      Here I will kill him is the main clause. It is easy to figure this out. Main clauses are not introduced by conjunctions or relative pronouns. As for the first clause ‘if I ever find the person’, it is an adverb clause. If expresses a condition and clauses introduced by if are adverb clauses of condition.
      The second clause ‘who did that’ says something about the noun person. Since it modifies a noun, it is an adjective clause.

      I hope that is clear now.

  5. Simran says:

    Not 8 . No 7 was a bit complicated.

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