1) A dependent (subordinate) clause gives additional information to the main sentence, thus it cannot stand alone as a separate sentence.
When she comes back home after a long day at work, she likes to take a bath.
2) A noun clause is a dependent clause that acts as a noun.
She loves violet. (noun)
I know that she loves violet. (noun clause)
A noun clause can begin with words such as what, who, when, where, whether, which, why, how etc.
I don’t know who called me.
It’s important to state in your application why you want to work at the company.
A noun clause can act as a subject, an object, or an object of a preposition.
Why he did this was beyond my understanding. (subject)
We would like to know whether you see yourself coming back to our resort next year. (object)
She told us about how she managed to get her intern position. (object of a preposition)
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