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1.2: What is a Noun Group?

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    In the previous section, you learned about nouns.  Nouns are generally people, places, things, or ideas.  However, nouns rarely exist in sentences alone.  They are generally accompanied by modifiers that tell us more about said noun.  Whether we are talking about a single noun or a noun with a lot of modifiers, we call these things NOUN GROUPS.  Some people call them noun phrases.  Please watch this video to learn more about noun groups.

     

    What do we know about Noun Groups after watching that video?

    • Noun groups are the head noun plus any modifiers
    • A noun group can just be a single noun such as "CATS are awesome!"
    • Modifiers can come before and/or after the head noun
    • Every modifier in a noun group gives us more information about the head noun
    • There can be noun groups embedded inside noun groups.

     

     

    The following pages will go into more detail about each type of modifier!

     


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