Noun Phrases Examples
Noun-a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea
Noun Phrase-a noun and any words in the sentence that modify it; words that can modify nouns include articles (a, an, the); adjectives; participles; and possessive pronouns
A noun phrase can be a single word-just the noun-or more than one word.
Noun phrases can function in several different ways in a sentence. Some of the most common functions of noun phrases are listed below.
1. A noun phrase can be a subject:
2. A noun phrase can be a direct object:
3. A noun phrase can be the object of a preposition:
4. A noun phrase can be an indirect object:
a yellow house a skate board the glistening snow
Each of these phrases contains a noun (house, board, snow). The other words modify the noun.
Examples of noun phrase as subject: The yellow house is for sale.
The glistening snow covered the field.
Examples of noun phrase as direct object: I want a skate board.
Should we buy the yellow house?
Examples of noun phrase as object of preposition: Jeff rode on a skate board.
Karen lives in the yellow house.
Example of noun phrase as indirect object: Lisa gave the little boy a candy.