• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Noun Phrases

A phrase is a group of related words that does not include a subject and verb. If a subject and verb are present, it is considered to be a clause. A noun phrase includes a noun and its modifiers. For example, "The tall dark man." The modifiers that are included in the noun phrase can be any of the following:

  • Adjectives—"tall dark man"

  • Participial phrase—"the bushes following the edge of the sidewalk"

  • Infinitive phrase—"the first woman to fly around the world"

  • Modifying clause—"the mistakes he had made the day before"

  • Prepositional phrase—"the trail next to the lake, over by the dam"


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint