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He told me that he would come if he was free.

Clause…. Kind….Function

1. He told me….main clause….NIL

2. that he would come….noun clause…. object of TOLD in (He told me…)

3. if he was free….. adverb clause of condition….. modifies WOULD COME in (that he would come)

He used to tell people who were in trouble that there was sure to be some good in their misfortune.

Clause…..Kind…..Function

1. He used to tell people……main clause…..NIL

2. who were in trouble……adjective clause…….qualifies PEOPLE in (He used to tell people)

3. that there was sure to be good in their misfortune…….noun clause……object of USED TO TELL in (He used to tell people)

When David decided to leave Murdstone and Grinby, he knew he could not return to his father.

Clause…….Kind……Function

1. He knew……main clause,,,,,NIL

2. (that) he could not return to his father…….noun clause….object of KNEW in (He knew)

3. when David decided to leave Murdstone and Grinby……adverb clause of time…..modifies KNEW in (He knew)

I believe I drank the contents of at least half a dozen nuls before we reached the forest where everything is upside down.

Clause…….Kind……Function

1. I believe……..main clause…….NIL

2. (that) I drank the contents of at least half a dozen nuts……..noun clause…….object of BELIEVE in (I believe)

3. before we reached the forest…….adverb clause of time…..adjective clause……modifies DRANK in (I drank….)

4. where everything is upside down…….NIL……qualifies FOREST in (before we reached the forest)

History says that Socrates, when he was given the cup of hemlock, continued to talk to the friends who were standing round him as he drank it.

Clause…….Kind……Function

1. History says……main clause…….NIL

2. that Socrates continued to talk to the friends……noun clause……object of SAYS in (History says)

3. when he was given the cup of hemlock……. adverb elause of time…..modifies CONTINUED TO TALK in (that Socrates continued to talk to the friends)

4. who were standing round him.......adjective clause…..qualifies FRIENDS in (that Socrates continued to talk to the friends)

5. as he drank it……adverb clause……modifies WERE STANDING in (who were standing round him)

An idiot hope struck me that they might think something had insulted me while I was writing the cheque and that I had changed my mind.

Clause…….Kind……Function

1. An idiot hope struck me……main clause……..NIL

2. that they might think…….noun clause……in apposition to HOPE in (An idiot hope struck me)

3. (that) something had insulted me……noun clause……object of MIGHT THINK in (that they might think)

4. while I was writing the cheque…..adverb clause of time…..noun clause….. modifies HAD INSULTED in (that something had insulted me)

5. and that 1 had changed my mind…….NIL…..coordinate with (that they might think) and in apposition to HOPE in (An idiot hope struck me)



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