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What is a Clause?

We all know what a sentence is. But it’s useful to break a sentence down and talk about Clauses as well when you’re teaching English.

These are, essentially, the building blocks of sentences and each sentence contains one or more clauses.
a sentence = one or more clauses
Think of them like a pontoon bridge. One piece can span a narrow river but that same piece can…

Object Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar

In general when we look at an English sentence to see who is doing what to whom (grammatically speaking), we can say that the subject does something to the object:
{subject} + does something to + {object}
Jesse Owens + won + 4 gold medals.
I + believe + your sister.
The objects in these two examples above are two noun phrases‏‎: 4 gold medals and your sister…