Noun Clause, Adjective Clause Or Adverb Clause Exercise For Class 8

Read the following sentences and state whether the subordinate clause is an adjective clause, adverb clause or noun clause.

Tips

Adjective clauses are usually introduced by the relative pronouns who, which, whom, that, whose, where and what. Note that adjective clauses are also called relative clauses.

Adverb clauses are usually introduced by the subordinating conjunctions as, since, because, when, while, whereas, before, after, if, whether, as if, as though, although, though, even though, even if, as soon as, so that, so..that…, in order that, until, unless etc.

Noun clauses are usually introduced by the conjunctions if, whether and that.

Note that if and whether can also be used to introduce an adverb clause. Likewise, the connector ‘that’ can be used to introduce an adjective clause.

Identify the type of the subordinate clause

1. She said that she would be working late.

2. I don’t know what happened to her.

3. This is the book that I was looking for.

4. She has been jobless since she left college.

5. Because he was angry, I left him alone.

6. I want to know what you did with my money.

7. How they escaped from the prison is still a mystery.

8. I left for home as soon as I received the message.

9. Though she was the most deserving applicant, she didn’t get the job.

10. I don’t know whether I will be able to come.

11. If you are feeling cold, I will put the heating on.

12. The train had departed before I reached the station.

Answers

1. She said that she would be working late. (Noun clause – it is the object of the verb said)

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2. I don’t know what happened to her. (Noun clause – it is the object of the verb know)

3. This is the book that I was looking for. (Adjective clause – it gives additional information about the noun book)

4. She has been jobless since she left college. (Adverb clause of time)

5. Because he was angry, I left him alone. (Adverb clause of reason)

6. I want to know what you did with my money. (Noun clause – it is the object of the verb know)

7. How they escaped from the prison is still a mystery. (Noun clause – it serves as the subject of the verb is)

8. I left for home as soon as I received the message. (Adverb clause of time)

9. Though she was the most deserving applicant, she didn’t get the job. (Adverb clause of contrast/concession)

10. I don’t know whether I will be able to come. (Noun clause – it serves as the object of the verb know)

11. If you are feeling cold, I will put the heating on. (Adverb clause of condition)

12. The train had departed before I reached the station. (Adverb clause of time)

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