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A clause may occur within a Noun Phrase (NP) to form various constructions. So, a clause within an NP may be used in various functions.


A clause may function as a complement to a noun (Complementation of Noun Phrases):

Example 1

a. Syn lilkens oer dat er net útnoege is
his anger about that he not invited is
His anger at not being invited
b. Syn ûntdekking dat de ierde rûn is
his discovery that the earth round is
His discovery that the earth is round

Relative clauses are used to modify a noun (Modification of a Noun Phrase):

Example 2

De ûntdekking dy't er die
the discovery which he did
The discovery which he made