Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 276 - 280

Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences.  If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. If the manager is unable to help, try the assistant manager.

If the manager is unable to helpadverb clause, try  
the assistant manager.

 - If the manager is unable to help modifies tryV

2. The mayor is the person to whom you should write the letter.

The mayor is the person to whom you should write the letternoun clause.

 - whom you should write the letter  =  object of the preposition

3. The man whose neck was broken has recovered completely.

The man whose neck was brokenadjective clause has  
recovered completely.

 - whose neck was broken modifies manS

4. The scientist said that the ozone levels were dangerous.

The scientist said that the ozone levels were dangerousnoun clause.

 - that the ozone levels were dangerous  =  direct object

5. The city council objected when the mayor changed his mind.

The city council objected when the mayor changed his mindadverb clause.

 - when the mayor changed his mind modifies objectedV

6. It is unfortunate that Mr. Jones will not return.

It is unfortunate that Mr. Jones will not returnadverb clause.

 - that Mr. Jones will not return modifies unfortunatePAdj

7. Why you don't do your work is ridiculous to me.

Why you don't do your worknoun clause is  
ridiculous to me.

 - Why you don't do your work  =  subject

8. This cemetery is where your Grandfather is buried.

This cemetery is where your Grandfather is buriednoun clause.

 - where your Grandfather is buried  =  predicate nominative

9. The report that the island is under water is very misleading.

The report that the island is under waternoun clause is very  
misleading.

 - that the island is under water  =  appositive

10. We offered whoever told the truth clemency.

We offered whoever told the truthnoun clause  
clemency.

 - whoever told the truth  =  indirect object

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