Noun clauses as the subject
Let’s enjoy a song and try to fill in the blanks while listening.
When I was just a little girl I asked my mother, what will I be Will I be
pretty, will I be rich Here’s what she said to me Que Sera, Sera Whatever will be will be ___________ _____ _____ _____ _____ The future’s not ours to see Que Sera, Sera What will be will be _______ _____ _____ _____ _____
Whatever /what will be _____________________ will be.
用作主语的从句叫主语从句 (subject clause) ， 它是名词性从句之一。
Please underline the subject clause （主语从句） in the following sentences. （2 points each）
(1)That he will succeed is certain. __________________ 主语
(2) Who will go makes no difference. ___________
主语 (3) ____________________________ Why they suddenly disappeared remains a mystery. 主语
(4) Whether life will continue on the ____________________________ earth will depend on whether this _____ problem can be solved. 主语
Introductory words （引导词）
? that, whether ? who, what, which ? when, where, how, why
Link with the English College Entrance Examination.(2 points each)
(1)_____ he has become a rich man is known to all in our town. A. Because B. That C. / D. What
(2) ____ he will go to work in a mountain village surprises all of us. A. What B. That C. Whether D. Which
(3) _____ it will rain or not is not clear. A. Whenever B. If C. Whether D. That
(4)____ we’ll go camping tomorrow depends on the weather. A. If B. Whether C. That D. Where
★whether “是否”，常与or, or not连用。 “if”不能放在句首引导主语从句。
(5) __________ parents say and do has a life-long effect on their children. A. Which B. What C. That D. Whom
(6)____ was most important to her was her family. A. What B. Why C. Where D. Which
(7) _____ life began on the earth is one of the biggest puzzles to scientists. A. How B. What C. Where D. That
(8)____ makes mistakes must correct them. A. whomever B. Whatever C. Whoever D. Wherever
(9) _______climber gets to the top of mountain first will get a 5,000$ prize. A. Whoever B. Whenever C. Whatever D. Whichever
(10) ____is our belief that improvements in health care will lead to a stronger, more prosperous economy (繁荣经济). A. As B. That C. This D. It
为了使句子保持平衡, 常用it作形式 主语，从而把主语从句放在后面。
Pick out one number and finish the task in it. Scores(分数):
(5 points each)
(10 points each) (20 points each)
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
这只猫所做的使得这个婴儿哭了。 What this cat did _________________________made the baby cry.
True or False?
If we will have a meeting hasn’t Whether been decided yet. ×
放在主语从句句首, 用whether, 不能用if。
是否他是我的孩子仍然是个问题。 Whether he is my child remains ____________________ a question.
我最喜欢的是你的发型。 ______________ is your hairstyle. What I like most
What I need ___________ is rest.
小孩子不知道答案使得老师很生气。 It makes teacher angry that the child doesn’t know the answer _________________________________________________.
无论谁见到这 个女孩的人都 被她吸引。 ___________ Whoever sees ___________ this girl is attracted by her.
True or False?
*That she wants to know is when What the party will be held . ×
True or False?
he will ★ That He will give up his job up his job surprises all of us.
我们雨天要穿雨鞋（rain shoes）是常识。 It is common knowledge（常识） that we wear rain shoes on rainy days. _____________________________ _________.
Where (1)_______ he came from still puzzles all of us. Why (2) ________he jumped off the high building last night was still unknown.
When __________and __________they Where will meet has not been decided yet. Shall we decide the time and place for them?
1._____ you don’t like him is That none of my business. It 2.______ is important that we keep the balance of nature.
1._____ he said at the meeting What surprised everybody present.
2. Whether she is coming or ________ not doesn’t matter too much.
Who 1._______was responsible (负责) for the accident is not yet clear. Which 2. _______kind of food is the best is still not certain.
True or False:
That is certain that we can win. It (×)
?Finish EX. 1, 2 on P66 in Longshine workbook.
?Finish Ex. 2, 3 on P29 in textbook.
Thank you! Good-bye!
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