A noun clause is a clause that is used in the same way as a noun or a pronoun.

Example
I know what he was doing there.

In the classroom
A way for learners to identify a noun clause is for them to change the noun clause for ‘it', ‘he' or ‘she' and see if it still works. Noun clauses are a useful area to explore with more advanced learners, who can make their language more sophisticated by extending the complexity of noun clauses they use.

Further links:
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/noun-phrase
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/using-mind-maps-develop-writing

Comments

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:21

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Hi Thanks for your comment - although not exactly a lesson plan, you might find this article interesting, which gives some suggestions for looking at noun phrases in the classroom. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/noun-phrase Hope that helps, Cath

Submitted by Ines65 on Wed, 09/06/2017 - 03:06

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Can anyone recommend any lesson plan/article for noun clauses advance? Thanks you

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