Definition of noun phrase
: a phrase formed by a noun and all its modifiers and determiners; broadly : any syntactic element (as a clause, clitic, pronoun, or zero element) with a noun's function (as the subject of a verb or the object of a verb or preposition) —abbreviation NP
Examples of noun phrase in a sentence
In the sentence “I found the owner of the dog,” “the owner of the dog” is a noun phrase.
First Known Use of noun phrase
NOUN PHRASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of noun phrase for English Language Learners
: a group of words that acts like a noun in a sentence
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