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    Noun clause/adverb clause
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 13-12-2021 at 16:24:05 (D | E | F)
    Please help with this sentence I mentioned below.
    Thank you in advance.

    Is it a noun clause or an adverb clause ?
    The following sentence I got it from one book in Google.

    Applications of Grammar: Analysis of Effective Communication, Book 3
    By Garry J. Moes, Ed Shewan

    It is clear [ that you do not know the facts].

    The author told it is adverb clause supporting his pretext that the clause ( that you do not know the facts ) modifies the adjective ( clear).
    For me, it is reasonable that an item of grammar once modifies an adjective = no doubt that item is adverb.

    On the other hand, Indian authors would say : It is a noun clause ( appositive of the impersonal pronoun it)

    I find myself far away from those Indians and their learning or teaching the grammar.
    I know they have special ways of understanding the grammar.

    So, what is your opinion,please ?

    Re: Noun clause/adverb clause from gerondif, posted on 15-12-2021 at 12:44:35 (D | E)
    For me, when an adverb modifies an adjective, it is a matter of intensity or manner.
    He is extremely clever, he is surprisingly clever, it is very heavy.

    It is clear [ that you do not know the facts]. You could be tempted to describe it as an object clause, thinking of sentences like I can see / I notice / I proclaim that you do not know the facts.

    But your sentence means :
    It is clear [ that you do not know the facts]. Your not knowing the facts is clear. Your ignorance of the facts is clear.
    In my language, I would describe "it" as an apparent subject and "that you do not know the facts" as the real subject. That's for the function of the words.
    For me, your sentence is an object to the adjective.

    But I see no grounds on which to call it an adverb clause.

    Re: Noun clause/adverb clause from mohammad51, posted on 22-12-2021 at 01:13:58 (D | E)
    Thank you very much dear teacher gerondif

    I got it just two minutes after I asked my question
    It is a noun clause
    It can replace it, so it is a substitution

    That book and its author made me confused
    Wrong analysis of the sentence by him
    As you said, we can easily test it :
    It is clear [ that you do not know the facts].
    That you do not the facts is clear.

    There is an example in Arabic when both matters look equal
    They would say : For someone whose name is Hassan
    whose head is bald is the same to say bald-headed
    So our Hassan is this type ( No difference )

    Thank you again dearest teacher gerondif

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