Can we say that Adjective clause and adv clause are 2 branches of noun clause?why?
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Hi
I mean that adjective clause first of all is noun clause after that it functions as adjective or adverb clause...
Is it right?
quote:
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.

Hello!

There are no adjective or adverb clauses here. What you have are these:

Noun phrases:

The bad news
The good news

Noun clauses:

(that) time flies
(that) you're the pilot
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The function of the noun clauses is neither as an adjective nor as an adverb. It is the subject complement, which means that it is another way of stating the subject.

In each case, you could reverse the subject and the noun complement:

That time flies is the bad news.

That you're the pilot is the good news.

Putting the sentences this way is a more formal way.
Hi
Thanks dear professor...
I think you misunderstood...This is my signature!!
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
and it's not related to my question!
I think I should correct it!
But sorry I have one more Question: what's difference between noun clause and adjective clause or adverb clause?
Thanks in advance...Smile
A clause is a group of words with a subject and verb. An independent clause can stand alone.

• I like pizza.

This is a clause. It is independent. It is also a sentence.
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• I like pizza that has a thin crust.

That has a thin crust is a clause. It’s not a sentence. It’s a dependent clause that can’t stand alone. It modifies pizza. It acts as an adjective, so it’s an adjective clause.
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• I like pizza when I’m hungry.

When I’m hungry is a clause. It’s not a sentence. It’s a dependent clause that can’t stand alone. It tells when something happens, and modifies the verb, in this case like. Since it modifies the verb, it’s an adverb clause.
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• I like what you said.

What you said is a dependent clause. It has a subject and a verb, but it can’t stand alone. It acts as a noun. You could replace the clause with it, that, this thing, etc. Because it acts as a noun, it’s a noun clause.

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