Noun phrases can be made up of nouns, quantifiers, determiners and adjectives.
Find out more with this grammar resource provided by the British Council.
- Firstly, check that you understand what each type of word is. Match each type of word with some examples.
- quantifier older, taller, younger
- determiner some, a lot of, many
- adjective dogs, house, people
- Secondly, you need to understand that noun phrases are made up in different ways. For example:
- you can have just a 'noun' in a noun phrase
- or you can have a 'determiner + noun'
- or a 'quantifier + noun'
- or a 'determiner + adjective + noun'
- or a 'quantifier + determiner + noun'
- or you can have all 4 types of word - 'quantifier + determiner + adjective + noun'
- Finally, click on the title link. The exercise in the task matches the noun phrase in brackets to the patterns.