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Noun Phrase | English Grammar | iken | ikenedu | ikenApp

welcome to the lesson noun phrase

after completing this lesson you will be

able to define noun phrase identify noun

phrase

Sid has missed school for a week as he

was unwell her sheet is helping Sid with

his studies Sid is finding it difficult

to understand noun phrase harsh it

suggests that they should play a game of

forming noun phrases

Harshit tells him that he will choose a

noun and Sid will have to combine words

with it to form a noun phrase Sid seems

more confused

so first her she decides to teach him

noun phrases let us learn noun phrases

with SID a group of words that does the

function of a noun in a sentence is

called a noun phrase take a look at the

following examples

the phrases the experience of the movie

and dishonest people perform similar

functions as the nouns movie and

dishonesty respectively hence they are

called noun phrases a phrase is a group

of words that makes sense but only

partly this group of words does not have

a subject a verb or both take a look at

the following examples the phrases in

the given examples make complete sense

only when they are combined with

subjects and verbs a noun phrase is a

word group with a noun or pronoun as its

head the noun head can be accompanied by

modifiers determiners and complements

take a look at the example

similar to the noun a noun phrase

commonly functions both as a subject as

well as an object of the verb take a

look at the following examples in the

first sentence the noun man is the

subject of the verb was walking

similarly in the second sentence the

noun phrase the old man with the stick

is the subject of the verb was walking

take a look at the following examples in

the first sentence the noun bag is the

object of the verb closed in the same

manner in the second sentence the noun

phrase the big brown bag is the object

of the verb close

let us take a look at some more examples

of non phrases

now Sid has learned noun phrases he is

confident about attending the next

English class and answering any

questions on them let us revise the

important points to help Sid remember

the key concepts a phrase is a group of

words that make sense but only partly

this group of words does not have a

subject a verb o both a group of words

that does the function of a noun in a

sentence is called a noun phrase a known

phrase is a word group with a noun or

pronoun as its head the noun head can be

accompanied by modifiers determiners and

complements similar to the noun a noun

phrase commonly functions both as a

subject as well as an object of the verb