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What is Clause?

Clause is a group of words that forms part of a sentence, and has a Subject and a Predicate of its own.

Kinds of clauses

Clauses can be divided into three types :
1. Noun Clause
2. Adjective Clause
3. Advervial Clause

CLAUSES

NOUN CLAUSE
A Noun Clause is a group of words which contain a subject and a predicate of its own, and does the work of a noun. It may be used in a sentence as a -
1. Subject to the sentence
2. Object to the sentence
3. Object to a preposition
4. Complement to the sentence
5. Apposition to the sentence.
Example :
1. I fear that I shall fail .
2. The patient is worried about what the doctor has said.
3. That he lied is true.
4. There is no meaning in what he says.
5. Whom the gods love die soon.

ADJECTIVE CLAUSE
An Adjective Clause is a group of words which contain a subject and predicate of its own, and does the work of an adjective. An adjective clause is used as an adjective or to denote relation with its antecedent. It may be used as -
1. A subject to a sentence.
2. Object to a sentence.
3. To show possession in a sentence.
Example :
1. He is the man whom we all respect.
2. The house where the accident occurred is nearby.
3. The reason why he did it is obvious.
4. Ram is writing with a pen which is mine.
5. Cars which cause accidents should be banned.

ADVERBIAL CLAUSE
An Adverbial Clause is a group of words which contains a subject and a predicate of its own, and does the work of an adverb. An adverbial clause denotes-
1. Time
2. Place
3. Clause or reason 4. Effect or result
5. Extent or Degree
6. Manner
7. Condition
8. Comparison
9.Contrast
10. Purpose
Example :
1. Father came when I started for Delhi.
2. You may go where you like.
3. John will not come because he is ill.
4. I shall help you if you come here.
5. Though he is poor, he is honest.