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PHRASES AND NOUN CLAUSES (ADJECTIVAL PHARASES, ADJECTIVAL CLAUSES)

NOUN PHRASE

A noun Phrases does the work of a noun in a sentence. Example

  1. Ade, the school driver, has died
  2. Jerusalem a city on high land has cool weather.

NOUN CLAUSE

A Noun clause functions as the subject of a verb or the object of a verb in sentences. In other words, a noun clause perform the function of a noun in sentence. It introduced by the following words what, that, how, when, if, etc. Example:

(i).        How she escape the accident  is mysterious.

            GN- Noun Clause

GF-Subject of the Verb “is”

(ii)        Mr. Ogbonnaya told me that he had delivered the envelop.

GN- Noun Clause

GF- Object of the verb “told”

  1. ADJECTIVAL NOUN: It does the work of an adjective in the sentence. It qualifies pronoun or noun. It is shown by the following words; whose where, that, whom, when, which, who. Example:

(i)         Bola followed the road which was very high

GN-Adjectival Clause

GF- It qualifies the “Road”

(ii)        He met the girl who stole has bag.

GN: Adjectival/relative Clause

GF: It qualifies the noun “girl”

 

ADJECTIVAL PHRASE

An Adjectival Phrase qualifies a noun. In other words, it does the work of an adjective in a sentence. It always begins with preposition words such as in, on with, from etc. Example:

(i)         The boy with a dirty cloth stole the money.

GN-Adjectival Phrase

GF- It qualifies the noun “boy”.

(ii)        The book in the box belongs to my teacher.

GN-Adjectival Phrase

GF- It qualifies the noun “book”

 

See also

FORMAL LETTER

ADVERBIAL & TENSES

VOWEL SOUNDS /a:/

AUXILIARY VERB

CONSONANT SOUND /C/

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