Function of Noun Phrase

1. As Subject of a Verb

Let us look at the sentence:

The tall tree fell down in the storm.

In this sentence, the phrase 'the tall tree' functions as the subject of the verb 'tell' and is, therefore, a Noun Phrase.

2. As Object of a Verb

Let us look at the sentence:

I wish to see the Manager.

In this sentence, the phrase 'to see the Manager' functions as the object of the verb 'wish' and is, therefore, a Noun Phrase.


    


3. As Complement of Verb

Let us look at the sentence:

Mr. James is a handsome man.

In this sentence, the phrase 'a handsome man' functions as the complement of the verb 'is' and is, therefore, functioning as a Noun Phrase.

4. An Object of Preposition

Let us look at the sentence:

Mohan is confident of winning the race,

In this sentence, the phrase 'winning the race' functions as the object of the preposition 'of' and is, therefore, functioning as a Noun Phrase.

5. As an Apposition to a Noun

Let us look at the sentence:

Ravi, an intelligent boy, cannot make such a mistake.

In this sentence, the phrase 'an intelligent boy' functions as the phrase in opposition to the noun 'Ravi' and is, therefore, a Noun Phrase.

Also See: Phrase , Adjective Phrase , Adverb Phrase




Grammer Topics

Sentence Formation
Noun and Verb
Simple Sentence, Clause & Phrase
Objective Complement
Intransitive Verb
Noun and Pronoun
Adjective
Adverb
Infinitives
Particles
Gerund
Preposition
Phrase
Clause
Types of Sentences
Finite Verb
Prefixes and Suffixes
Tense
Punctuation
Semi Colon
Apostrophe
Reported Speech
 
 


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