What Is The Meaning Of "Noun Phrase"?


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A noun phrase is either a pronoun or any group of words that can be replaced by a pronoun. For example, 'they', 'cars', and 'the cars' are noun phrases, but 'car' is just a noun, as you can see in these sentences (Here the noun phrases are in inverted commas)

Q: Do you like "cars?"
A: Yes, I like "them."

Q: Do you like "the cars over there"?
A: Yes, "they" are nice.

Q: Do you like "the car I bought last week"?
A: Yes, I like "it." (Note: 'It' refers to 'the car', not 'car')

Noun phrases can be infinite in length, but they would sound absurd if they got too long.
Noun phrases are a very simple ideas in themselves, but they can be extremely complex in how they manifest themselves in actual language.

Here are some definitions of a noun phrase:

A group of words used to form a basic name instead of the more usual basic noun, for example, 'lapping and grinding compound'. The noun phrase is used when it is impractical to employ a single noun word as in the foregoing example, or when a single noun would have too broad a concept if used as a basic name, for example, 'machine'; 'board'.

a group of words doing the work of a noun, for example: The Chairman of the Board of Governors.

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What is the different between 'Metaphor' and 'Personification' in Figurative Language, sometimes make me confus compared the examples of them, whereas 'Simile' is more easy to find because there are using 'as' or 'like'

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