Understanding the connections between noun and noun phrases is important for developing strong communication skills as well as expressing ideas effectively.
Noun and Noun Phrase
A Noun is a naming word. The noun is used to identify a person, place, thing or idea.
- Harry is a brilliant boy.
- New York is a big city.
Whereas, a noun phrase is a group of words that function as nouns. It can be a subject or object/complement of a verb.
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- A herd of cattle is grazing in the meadow.
- A collection of antique cars is on display at the museum.
- The fact that she had forgotten her keys was a major inconvenience.
- A swarm of bees is buzzing around the flowers in the garden.
Difference Between Noun and Noun Phrases
|Football is a good game.||Playing football is a good game.|
|Reading is a good habit.||Have you enjoyed reading this novel?|
|Your bed is ready.||Early to bed is a healthy habit.|
Different Noun and Noun Phrases
|Types of Nouns||Examples|
|PROPER NOUN||Nil is a brilliant boy.|
London is a big city.
|COMMON NOUN||The doctor examined the patient.|
The dog is a faithful animal.
|COLLECTIVE NOUN||The jury reached a verdict after several hours of deliberation.|
The team celebrated their victory.
|MATERIAL NOUN||The table is made of wood.|
We cannot live without water.
|ABSTRACT NOUN||Honesty is the best policy.|
Love is a powerful emotion.
|GERUND/VERBAL NOUN||Swimming is my favourite exercise.|
Teaching is a rewarding profession.
Different Noun Phrases
|The subject of a verb||The idea of travelling to space excites me.|
A group of students are studying in the library.
|The object of a verb||I enjoy reading mystery novels.|
He hates eating vegetables.
|Subjective Complement||The movie was a huge success.|
The cake tastes delicious.
|Objective Complement||They named him the winner of the contest.|
The judge declared him guilty of the crime.
|Prepositional Complement||She works in my office. |
The politician has a reputation for honesty.