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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Sentence Diagramming 7. The Nominal Clause as Subject

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I'm going to show you how to diagram

nominal clauses that is subordinate

clauses that function as nouns and we'll

see a couple different ways that they

can fit into a sentence so let's let's

diagram the sentence whoever stole your

hat has no taste okay so whoever stole

your hat has no taste

so first let's do baseline now this the

verb clearly there's a verb has alright

so I'll put pads on diagram of the rest

of the sentence first has and what do

they have well they have a direct object

and so that's taste and what taste do

they have no taste so so now we're left

with the subject of hats whoever whoever

stole your hat now that is a clause

right it's got a subject and a verb it's

whoever is the subject and stole is the

verb so it's a subordinate clause and

it's functioning as a noun and so it's a

nominal clause and novel clauses always

go on pedestals so we need a pedestal

here if we put it in the subject area

because this is a subject all right so

here's our pedestal and what do we have

so now we have remember the subject

whoever stole so whoever is the

subject stole is the verb now we need to

extend this a little bit and it has a

direct object hat soul hat which had

your head

so whoever stole your hat has no taste

so there it is

this is our nominal clause whoever stole

your hat

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