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Using Noun Phrases


A noun phrase is a group of words that functions as a single noun. Noun phrases consist of a noun and one or more modifying words.

Noun Noun Phrase
car a purple sports car
boy the boy completing a paper route
job his first job

Gerund phrases and some infinitive phrases also function as nouns.

Gerund: flinging newspapers

Infinitive: to throw accurately

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