I was told from my teacher that only "noun" rather than "clause" follows after the verb "illustrate." This rule also applies for the verb "criticize."
I did not have the slightest idea of such rule because I always thought I can treat a clause(that + S + V) as a noun.
First, is it true that I need to be careful to use only noun or clause for some verbs? If so, what is the term for this grammatical rule?
Here are some examples of what I'm talking about:
Democrats club president Shrayat Shetty criticized (him saying) that his speech only caused hatred among students and cannot be tolerated.
Ahmed illustrates(explained) that there have been two significant historical events associated with cross-burning which happened in 1993 and 2002.
The one in parenthesis was how my instructor wanted me to change