In a sentence, sometimes more than one word is required to explain the subject. When some words come together before a noun, to explain the noun better, the group of words is called a Noun Phrase. A noun phrase does exactly the work of a noun.
The subject "mango" is described as:
A sweet mango.
A sweet Alphonso mango.
A ripe sweet Alphonso mango.
A big, ripe, sweet Alphonsomango.
Noun phrases from the lesson:
- Foreign fruit chilli.
- A long green chilli.
- Locally grown food.
Order of noun phrases: Before the head of a noun phrase, determiners (a, an, the, some, many etc.) come first, then adjectives (long, short, happy, strong etc.), then nouns acting as modifiers, and finally the subject being described.
1. Long, a, chilly, green - A long green chilly.
2. Potatoes, many, long - Many long potatoes.
3. Lot of, children, small, a - A lot of small children.
4. Merchants, some, rich - Some rich merchants.
5. Commonly, most, used, spice - Most commonly used spice.