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Noun Phrases

A noun phrase is a group of related words which play the role of a noun.  Like all phrases, a noun phrase does not have a subject and a verb.


The shopkeeper will only allow 2 children in at once. (normal noun)
The overweight shopkeeper will only allow 2 children... (noun phrase)
Give it back to the boy. (normal noun)
Give it back to the boy on the boat. (noun phrase)
Interactive example:
Those aliens from Mars must have stolen your precious stapler[show me the noun phrase]
Associated pages:
What are nouns?
The different types of nouns
Glossary of grammatical terms

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