A noun phrase or nominal phrase (abbreviated NP) is a phrase which has a noun (or indefinite pronoun) as its head word, or which performs the same grammatical function as such a phrase.
Explanation of uses
Nouns and noun phrases first function as the subject of clauses. A subject is a word, phrase, or clause performs the action of or acts upon the verb. Clauses contain both a subject and a predicate.
- Many cases of infectious disease
- Some cookies shaped like stars
- A story as old as time
- Long and winding road
- A cool wet afternoon