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What is a noun phrase?

 

Definition
 

A noun phrase is a phrase that has a noun as its head.

Discussion
 

A noun phrase generally includes one or more modifying words, but allowance is usually made for single-word minimal noun phrases that are composed only of a noun or pronoun.

Kind
  Here is a kind of noun phrase:
 
Generic
  A noun phrase is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 244

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 155

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 61


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