發表者 Merlot 開 2006-06-01 11:08:01
some characteristics of "Nominal Clause": (from the Grammar Bible)
Contrary to other types of subordinate clauses, the nominal clause completes the group of words that we call a main clause. Therefore, this "main clause" itself is grammatically incomplete without the subordinate clause.
With that said,
"It's terrible that he should walk out on his long-time girl friend." (delayed subject)
"I'm pleased that he gave me a big birthday gift." (adverbial clause)
"What I really need is three cases of cold Dr. Pepper." (what I really need is a nominal clause)