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Noun dependent clauses

A dependent clause can fill in for a noun in a sentence. When it does this, it’s called a noun clause. A dependent clause can be treated just like a noun can. For instance, a noun clause can be the subject or object of a sentence. Here’s an example:

I am not sure whether he has finished.

In this case, the noun clause is acting as the subject of the sentence. But you can also have a noun clause as the object of the sentence like this:

I will check whether he has finished.

In this case, I am checking something - ‘whether he has finished’. The noun clause is the object of the verb ‘checking’.