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There are three kinds of Subordinate Clause:

1. Noun Clause
 2. Adverbial Clause
 3. Adjective Clause

1. Noun Clause in a sentence does the function of a noun. It functions as

  • subject to a verb 
  • object to a verb 
  • complement to a verb 
  • object to a preposition 
  • case in appositon

Examples:
 (i) What you say is true.
 (ii) I knew that the boy was visually impaired. 
 (iii) I don’t know whether he will go or stay at home. 
 (iv) I don’t know about what you plan.

A Noun Clause is generally introduced by that and question words such as why, what, how, etc. 

2. Adverbial Clause in a sentence does the function of an adverb.

Examples:
 (i) He got good marks because he was sincere.
 (ii) They left the purse where they found it. 
 (iii) Rohit visits hill stations whenever he has extra money. 
 (iv) I went to him so that I might help him. 
 (v) Walk fast lest you should miss the train.

3. Adjective Clause in a sentence does the function of an adjective.

Examples:
 (i) This is the man who gave me money. 
 (ii) He gave me the book which I wanted. 
 (iii) This is the car that I bought. 
 (iv) The man whom you talked is a social activist. 
 (v) The girl whose ring was lost went to the police station.

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