Complex Sentences and Subordinate Clauses
Terms in this set (3)
begins with a relative pronoun and follows the noun or pronoun it modifies
Mrs. Mallard, who has heart trouble, recently learned of her husband's death.
The train accident that killed Mr. Mallard is unusual.
begins with a subordinating conjunction, and it modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. Consider the following example:
When she heard the bad news, Mrs. Mallard locked herself in a room.
Mrs. Mallard locked herself in a room when she heard the bad news.
as long as
as soon as
act as nouns in sentences. While nouns can be found in many places in a sentence (objects, objects of prepositions, predicate nominatives, etc.), one of the most common places to use a noun clause is in the subject of the sentence. Consider the following example:
That Mrs. Mallard is joyful about her husband's death is shocking