Grammar-Quizzes › 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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