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Definition of noun phrase noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


noun phrase

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a word or group of words in a sentence that behaves in the same way as a noun, that is, as a subject, an object, a complement, or as the object of a preposition In the sentence “I spoke to the driver of the car,” “the driver of the car” is a noun phrase.
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