What is a nominal clause?

I am working on Uwch 1 Welsh book. One of the exercises asks for the two sentence parts to be connected to form a nomial clause. I have no understanding of what means. The first two parts are,
Dwedodd y tutor… Dwi’n barod i sefyll yr arholiad.
Wrth gwrs… Maen nhw yn y stwdio.
Can someone explain in

jargonless words what on earth I am supposed to do with this.

Bascially, a nominal clause is when two sentences are combined together to form one longer sentence either by using an ‘interrogative’ (such as who, whom, whose, which, where, when, and why) or by using a ‘that’.

The exercise is asking you to connect the pairs of sentences using the nominal clause ‘that’, as in the example they give:
Dwedodd Alun + that + mae e’n artist gwych = dwedodd Alun ei fod e’n artist gwych.

When the bit after the ‘that’ is in the present tense of bod (as in 1, 2, 3, 5, 6), you use ‘bod’ as the ‘that’. In number 4, because roedd is not present tense, you use ‘y’ as the ‘that’.

Hope that helps.


Thanks Siaron. That really does.

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