Noun & Verb phrases

What are they?

The Noun Phrase

The noun phrase is the part of the sentence that is doing the action (verb) in the sentence.

The Verb Phrase

The verb phrase is the action that the noun is doing in the sentence.

Example

The noun phrases will be underlined, and the verb phrases will be bolded.


The dog ate his food.


Noun Phrase: The dog

Verb Phrase: ate his food.


Mrs. Norton teaches science.


Noun Phrase: Mrs. Norton

Verb Phrase: teaches science.


My mom baked the cookies.


Noun Phrase: My mom

Verb Phrase: baked the cookies.