Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 271 - 275

Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. How the prisoner escaped is a mystery.

How the prisoner escapednoun clause is a  
mystery.

 - How the prisoner escaped  =  subject

2. My feeling is that the robbery was an inside job.

My feeling is that the robbery was an inside jobnoun clause.

 - that the robbery was an inside job  =  predicate nominative

3. Everyone is wondering how he could just disappear.

Everyone is wondering how he could just disappearnoun clause.

 - how he could just disappear  =  direct object

4. The news that he had escaped frightened the whole town.

The news that he had escapednoun clause  
frightened the whole town.

 - that he had escaped  =  appositive

5. The police have offered whoever finds the stolen diamonds a reward.

The police have offered whoever finds the stolen diamondsnoun clause a  
reward.

 - whoever finds the stolen diamonds  =  indirect object

6. The family has had no word about where he might be.

The family has had no word about where he might benoun clause.

 - where he might be  =  object of the preposition

7. That we were ready to go was a miracle.

That we were ready to gonoun clause was a  
miracle.

 - That we were ready to go  =  subject

8. Give whoever wants to go a ride to the game.

Give whoever wants to gonoun clause a ride to the  
game.

 - whoever wants to go  =  indirect object

9. That you are losing ground was evident from the polls.

That you are losing groundnoun clause was  
evident from the polls.

 - That you are losing ground  =  subject

10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman must be feeling guilty.

Whoever injured the handicapped womannoun clause  
must be feeling guilty.

 - Whoever injured the handicapped woman  =  subject

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