| | noun clauses vs. relative clauses
I'm a little confused...
Can someone layout really nicely when a noun clause being used as a direct object is actually a noun clause and not a relative clause?
Take the following examples:
"This is a book that she wrote last year."
"He knew that the child was there."
It is my understanding that the first one is a relative clause and the second is a noun clause being used as a direct object. Sheesh! My head is fried!