Noun and Verb Phrases
By: Emily Mosty
What is a noun phrase?
A word or group of words that have person, place or thing. A noun phrase consists of a noun and all its modifiers. The phrase consists of a noun making it into a phrase.
For example "A story as old as time", "A cool wet afternoon" and "Some cookies shaped like stars."
What is a verb phrase?
A sentence that contains a verb and any direct or indirect object but does not include the subject. A verb is the action. A verb phrase consists of a verb and all of its modifiers.
For example "He was eager to eat dinner.", "You might enjoy a massage." and "He was waiting for the rain to stop."
-I cleaned the car.
Noun Phrase= I
Verb Phrase= cleaned the car
-The students got the assignment.
Noun Phrase= The students
Verb Phrase= got the assignment
-My dad gave me my chores.
Noun Phrase= My dad
Verb Phrase= gave me my chores