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What went Options
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:37:03 PM
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We looked into what went wrong in the game against Sri Lanka and we thought hitting the length was the option for us.

http://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-commentary/20045/ban-vs-ind-2nd-match-india-and-bangladesh-in-sri-lanka-t20i-tri-series-2018

What is the grammatical form and function of "what" here?

Is "what went..." a noun clause( subordinate one) and complement to the phrase "look into"?
Helenej
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:35:18 PM

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'What' is a conjunctive pronoun and it functions here as the subject of the subordinate object clause "what went wrong in the game against Sri Lanka". Yes, you can call it a noun clause.
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