Noun Phrases Examples

Noun Phrases

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:

Examples of Noun Phrases:

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.

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