You will understand noun phrases better after learning about the functions of nouns and noun phrases, and seeing examples of both of them.
Noun phrases are simply a noun with modifiers. Noun phrases can act as adjectives, or as participle, infinitive, prepositional, or absolute phrases.
Here are some examples for you to examine:
Nouns name things that are living and non-living, places and ideas. Since there are so many of them, they can be grouped in many different ways. Here are some general categories of nouns.
Nouns function in sentences as subjects and objects. They can also modify by being possessive or an appositive. Sometimes, they act like an adjective, as in “water heater” where “water” modifies “heater.” They can also function as an adverb, as in “She went home” where “home” tells where she went.
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