Grammar-QuizzesNoun Phrases

Noun Phrase

Recognize function and form

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► What is a noun phrase? ▼ Explanation of term

A noun phrase:

  • expresses or names a person, animal, place, thing, substance, event, quality, action, or concept. 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 object of a prepositional phrase.
  • 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 Noun Phrase for details.