Noun-phrase definition

A phrase whose head is a noun, such as the phrase tall trees, whose head is the noun trees.
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Big bananas (an adjective 'big', and a plural noun)
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A big banana (an article 'a', an adjective and a singular noun)
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This big banana (a determiner 'this', an adjective and a singular noun)
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A very big banana (an article, an adverb 'very', defining an adjective, and a singular noun)
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A very big banana that tastes great (an article, an adverb defining an adjective, and a singular noun; followed by a relative clause made up of a relative pronoun 'that', a verb 'tastes', and an adjective 'great')

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Attributive form of noun phrase, noun.

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(grammar) A phrase that can serve as the subject or the object of a verb; it is usually headed by a noun, (including pronouns), with any associated dependents such as determiners or modifiers.
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Banana (a noun)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
noun-phrase
Plural:
noun-phrases

Origin of noun-phrase

  • noun +"Ž phrase

    From Wiktionary