How to form a noun phrase


A noun phrase is a phrase made from one or more adjectives and a noun.

adjective/s + noun


a big cat

a crazy old man


Noun Phrases Containing Other Phrases

Phrases acting as adjectives can be contained within a noun phrase.


A noun phrase containing a prepositional phrase

The big cat on the table is asleep.

A noun phrase containing an infinitive phrase

They are demonstrating The best way to eat pizza.

noun phrase containing infinitive phrase

How Noun Phrases Function in a Sentence

Noun phrases can function as either a subject or an object.

adjective/s + subject verb adjective/s + object


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