How to form a noun phrase

 

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

adjective/s + noun

Examples:

a big cat

a crazy old man

 

Noun Phrases Containing Other Phrases

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

Examples:

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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