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Content Clause with marker ‘That’

Content Clause as Noun Complement A content clause preceded by marker ‘that’ complements an abstract noun which is an abstraction of the content clause itself. As Subject with Linking verb That farmers did not call off the agitation became a convenient tool for the opposition for the election campaign. [Here ‘tool’ is the abstract noun which is an abstraction of the content clause ‘farmers did not call off the agitation’] That liberty means responsibility is the reason why most men dread liberty. [‘reason’ is an abstract noun] As Subject Complement

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