Structure: Construction With Clauses

Welcome to today’s class!!

We are excited to have you join our class!!

In today’s English class, we will be learning more about construction with clauses Who, What, When and Where

Come with me as we learn how to construct  sentences with clauses!


Construction With Clauses

Because a clause expresses an action or a state of being, a clause can often—but not always—function as an independent sentence.

construction of clauses

A clause is the basic building block of a sentence; a clause must contain a subject and a verb. Although they appear simple, clauses can function in complex ways in English grammar. A clause can function as a simple sentence, or it may be joined to other clauses with conjunctions to form complex sentences.

Let’s look at some examples of clauses with Who. 

  • Who is the man standing behind the car?

construction with clauses

  • Who are those responsible for cleaning the classroom?

construction of clauses


Let’s look at other examples of clauses with Where. 

  • Where is the girl with the chalkboard?

examples of chalkboard

  • Where is the most important place on Earth?

place on earth

Let’s look at some other examples of clauses with When. 

  • When are we going on holiday

two girls talking

  • When can you visit the clinic?

clinic in clauses


Let’s look at the last clause What and their examples.

  • What is your favorite thing to do in the mall?

construction withclauses

  • What is best eaten with jollof rice?


In summary, we have been able to see how the clauses Who, What, When and Where are used to construct sentences. 



What is a clause and how is it different from a sentence?


Reading Assignment

Mention two other ways in which a clause can function as. 


Weekend Assignment

Construct sentences using the following:

  • Who
  • Where
  • What
  • When


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we’ll be learning about Adjectives from Noun. 

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