Noun and Verb Phrase
A noun phrase consists of a noun and its modifiers. The following examples show how noun phrases can function as subjects, objects, or complements
noun phrase as subject:
The misty, eerie night cast a spell on us all.
noun phrase: the misty, eerie night
noun phrase as object:
I would love a nice, cold, vanilla shake right about now.
noun phrase: a nice, cold, vanilla shake
noun phrase as complement:
Calgary is a sunny location.
noun phrase: a sunny location
A verb phrase is made up of a verb and its auxiliaries. It functions only as a predicate.
I have been reading about Freud's theories in psychology
verb phrase: have been reading
There may be a storm tonight.
verb phrase: may be
She might have told Karen.
verb phrase: might have told
Noun and Verb Phrases
Type all the words which constitute the noun or verb phrase in the sentence. If your response shows as "Incorrect" in the status bar, the correct answer will appear in the blank.
Noun Phrases are groups of words that can function as subjects or objects in sentences.
They may take on various forms:
Water is important for survival. (Single words)
Mr. Jones spoke to Dr. James. (Proper names)
The boy ate an apple. (Nouns and articles)
My friend works with her father. (Nouns and possessives)
The young girl wore a long, white dress. (Nouns and adjectives)
Some of the kids ate all of the cake. (Nouns and quantifiers)
The man with the gun frightened the people in the bank. (Nouns and prep. phrases)
The woman who lives there is my aunt. (Nouns and relative clauses)
The dogs sleeping on the deck should be left alone. (Nouns and phrases)
Whoever wrote this is in trouble. (Noun clauses)
Pronouns and similar words can also function as subjects and objects:
He gave the money to us.
Someone left this.
Give me one of each.
Verb phrases are groups of words that express action or state of being. They take on
The men live in the dormitory. (Single verbs)
He stayed at the Hi Hat Hotel. (Past tense verbs)
I am learning many new things. (Progressive verbs)
She has been there before. (Perfect verbs)
They have been working here five years. (Perfect progressive verbs)
I could use some assistance. (Verbs and modals)
The trip was approved by the professor. (Passive verbs)
Do you want some more pie? (Verbs in questions)
Other words can be added to enhance verb phrases:
The mayor works here. (adverbs)
Neil is not a candidate. (negatives)
They live in the suburbs. (prepositional phrases)
She'll leave whenever she wants. (adverbial clauses)
Don't talk while eating. (phrases)