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Noun Clauses

Noun clauses are dependent clauses that act as nouns. A noun clause may be used as the subject, direct object, indirect object, or complement in a sentence. The wordthat can also be used to convert whole clauses into forms that can beused as the subjects or objects of sentences.

Studies in emergency rooms in Wilmington, Del., and Atlanta, have foundthat sensitization to cockroaches is an important risk factor forasthma attacks.

--"Roach Wars," Scientific American

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