Grammar-QuizzesNoun Phrases

Noun Phrases

Recognize function and form

► What is a noun phrase? ▼ Explanation of term

A noun phrase:

  • expresses or names a person, animal, place, thing, substance, event, quality, action, concept and more. A noun phrase includes determiners and modifiers that specifically add information about the noun.
  • functions as the subject or object of a clause or as the complement of a preposition.
  • takes form as a noun (the head or primary element) and may include dependents—a determiner (the, a, this, his, some) and modifiers such as adjectives or prepositional phrases or clauses.

See A Noun for uses in a clause.

 

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