ESL Term:

Noun Clause

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noun clauses: Subordinate clauses that act as nouns:

What I really hate is people who borrow money and don't pay it back. (Noun clause acting as a subject)

I don't know who he is. (Noun clause acting as a direct object).

Noun clauses are important for teaching embedded questions.