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Need clarification on "Noun Clause as Predicate Nominative"

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12 Mar 2011, 22:45
Sentence:
The trouble was that they had never been there before.

Can someone explain how sentence fragment "that they had never been there before" call itself:
1) Noun clause and
2) Predicate Nominative?
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