Noun Clause

Pengertian noun clause

Noun clause adalah klausa yang berfungsi sebagai nomina. Karena fungsinya sebagai nomina, maka noun clause dapat menduduki posisi-posisi berikut:

Subjek kalimat (subject of a sentence)

Objek verba transitif (object of a transitive verb)

Objek preposisi (object of a preposition)

Pelengkap (complement)

Pemberi keterangan tambahan (noun in apposition)

 

Untuk lebih jelasnya, perhatikanlah contoh-contoh di bawah ini!

Noun clause sebagai subjek kalimat

 

Contoh:

 

What you said doesn’t convince me at all.

 

How he becomes so rich makes people curious.

 

What the salesman has said is untrue.

 

That the world is round is a fact.

Noun clause sebagai objek verba transitif

 

Contoh:

 

I know what you mean.

 

I don’t understand what he is talking about.

 

He said that his son would study in Australia.

 

Verba yang dapat diikuti noun clause dalam hal ini that-clause antara lain adalah:

 

admit : mengakui

 

realize : menyadari

 

announce : mengumumkan

 

recommend : menganjurkan

 

believe : percaya

 

remember : ingat

 

deny : menyangkal

 

reveal : menyatakan, mengungkapkan

 

expect : mengharapkan

 

say : mengatakan

 

find : menemukan

 

see : melihat

 

forget : lupa

 

stipulate : menetapkan

 

hear : mendengar

 

suggest : menganjurkan

 

inform : memberitahukan

 

suppose : mengira

 

know : tahu, mengetahui

 

think : pikir, berpendapat

 

promise : berjanji

 

understand : mengerti

 

propose : mengusulkan

 

wish : ingin, berharap

Noun clause sebagai objek preposisi

 

Contoh:

 

Please listen to what your teacher is saying.

 

Budi pays full attention to how the native speaker is pronouncing the English

 

word.

 

Be careful of what you’re doing.

Noun clause sebagai pelegkap

 

Contoh:

 

The good news is that the culprit has been put into the jail.

 

This is what I want.

 

That is what you need.

Noun clause sebagai noun in apposition

 

Contoh:

 

The idea that people can live without oxygen is unreasonable.

 

The fact that Rudi always comes late doesn’t surprise me.

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