Noun Phrases and Verb Phrases

By Kayla Garcia

Defining the Phrases

Noun Phrase- A noun phrase is the phrase that describes what is performing the action.


Verb Phrase- A verb phrase is the phrase that describes the action that is taking place.

Examples of A Noun Phrase

The noun phrase is found in bold lettering.


  • My mom cooks dinner.


  • The journal fell on the floor.


  • I like to play the piano.

Examples of A Verb Phrase

The verb phrase is found in bold lettering.


  • The puppy ran around the yard.


  • I ride the bus to school.


  • My little brother read a book.