English Noun Phrases
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What is a noun phrase?
A noun phrase
is a word or group of words in a sentence that acts like a noun
You could say, "I met Joan
In this sentence the word Joan
is a noun
You could replace Joan
with a group of words (a phrase) and say, "I met
is a phrase (a group of words without a finite verb
functions as a noun in the sentence.
So we call it a noun
Additional noun phrases examples (the noun phrase is in bold):
the kids were sleeping.
boy in the blue jeans says he'll do it.
- He bought her a beautiful red dress.
- Mom baked tasty
- Julia was thinking about her friends back home.
- Will you talk with these rude people?
- You are a
- My dog is my