See if you can determine the function of the hilighted dependent clause in each of the following passages. Remember that a noun clause answers questions like “who(m)?” or “what?”; an adjective clause answers questions like “which (one)?”; and an adverb clause answers questions like “when?”, “where?”, “why?”, “with what goal/result?”, and “under what conditions?”.
- Many people hope that Canada can resolve its economic problems.
- Wherever there is a large American city, there will be poverty.
- The books which the professor assigned were very expensive.
- Canada might give up its marketing boards if the European Community gives up its grain subsidies.
- That is the place where Wolfe’s and Montcalm’s armies fought.
- Unless the crown can make a better case, the accused murderer will not be convicted.
- It is important to ask whether the wedding is formal or semi-formal.
Written by David Megginson