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.
2. My feeling is that the robbery was an inside job.
3. Everyone is wondering how he could just disappear.
4. The news that he had escaped frightened the whole town.
5. The police have offered whoever finds the stolen diamonds a reward.
6. The family has had no word about where he might be.
7. That we were ready to go was a miracle.
8. Give whoever wants to go a ride to the game.
9. That you are losing ground was evident from the polls.
10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman must be feeling guilty.
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Answers:
1. How the prisoner escaped = subject
2. that the robbery was an inside job = predicate nominative
3. how he could just disappear = direct object
4. that he had escaped = appositive
5. whoever finds the stolen diamonds = indirect object
6. where he might be = object of the preposition
7. That we were ready to go = subject
8. whoever wants to go = indirect object
9. That you are losing ground = subject
10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman = subject

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