November 15th, 2011 in English Grammar
Convert the following simple sentences to complex sentences, each containing a noun clause.
1. I hope to pass the test.
2. I expect to meet John tomorrow.
3. He admitted stealing the money.
4. I overheard all their remarks.
5. He confessed his guilt.
6. We don’t know their hiding place.
7. I request your help.
8. I have long suspected his involvement in the case.
9. He is said to be a multi-millionaire.
10. He pleaded ignorance of the law.
1. I hope that I will pass the test.
2. I expect that I will meet John tomorrow.
3. He admitted that he had stolen the money.
4. I overheard all that they remarked.
5. He confessed that he is guilty.
6. We don’t know where they hide.
7. I request that you should help me.
8. I have long suspected that he is involved in the case.
9. It is said that he is a multi-millionaire.
10. He pleaded that he is ignorant of the law.
It is easy to construct a sentence containing a noun-clause. All that you need to do is to follow the pattern given below:
I said that…
I requested that…
I pleaded that…
Anything that you put after that ‘that’ will automatically be a noun clause.
I said that I was not interested.
I requested that he should lend me a pound.
I pleaded that I should be allowed to go.