|Subordinate (Dependent) Clause (Noun) Practice
I don't know how he can be reached.
Give whoever answers the message.
I sent the notice to whoever was interested.
This is what I intend.
Words that introduce a noun clause....
Phil noticed that the phone was buzzing.
The phone that was buzzing was off the hook.
|Exercise Directions: Write down the subordinate/dependent
noun clause in each sentence and tell how it is used in the sentence.
1. You know that the telephone was ringing.
2. What you say can be recorded.
3. The sound waves carry the message to whoever is listening.
4. Basically, this is how a telephone works.
5. - 6. You can talk to whomever you like and say whatever you think. (There are two noun clauses in 5, so make sure you get both.)
In this part of the exercise, identify the noun clause and tell which pronoun is correct.
7. (Whoever, Whomever) they choose will probably accept.
8. Tell me (who, whom) is likely to run for that office.
9. I will vote for (whoever, whomever) will do the best job.
10. The candidate chosen was exactly (who, whom) you predicted.