A noun phrase is a group of words that functions as a noun in a sentence. It typically includes a noun and any modifiers, such as adjectives, articles, and possessive pronouns.
Here are some examples of noun phrases:
- The tall tree (noun: “tree”; modifier: “tall”)
- My sister’s car (noun: “car”; modifier: “my sister’s”)
- A happy dog (noun: “dog”; modifier: “happy”)
- The green grass (noun: “grass”; modifier: “green”)
In each of these examples, the noun phrase is acting as the subject of the sentence or the object of a verb or preposition. The noun in the phrase is the main focus of the phrase, and the modifiers provide additional information about the noun.