noun phrase


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a word group with a noun or pronoun as its head. The noun phrase can occur in different parts of the sentence:

  • as the subject, e.g. To be acknowledged is all I want.
  • as the object, e.g. I want to go home.
  • as a complement, e.g. She is the best player.
  • as an apposition (alongside another element in the sentence to define it), e.g. Mr Brown, the butcher, is here.

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