SUMMARY OF NOUN PHRASE AND NOUN MODIFIERS by ChrisU

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									SUMMARY OF NOUN PHRASE AND NOUN MODIFIERS

Noun Phrase (NP)

NP  (pre-modifiers) + HEAD NOUN (+ post-modifiers)

PRE-MODIFIERS  (DET) (AP) (N)                               Remember : AP  (AdvP) + A
                                                                        AdvP  (deg)Adv

POST-MODIFIERS  (PP) (S/RC)                        Remember: PP  P (+NP)
                       S = Sentence, RC = Relative Clause

A post-modifying S is called a Relative Clause

The order of the modifiers in the NOUN PHRASE is:

             (DET) (AP) (N) HEAD NOUN (PP) (S/RC)

Not covered in the rules in the text is the intermediate category N’ (N-bar)

      N’  AP + N       (difficult exam) pre-modifier AP
          N + PP      (friendship with an English gentleman) post-modifier PP
         N+S          (gentleman who loves dogs) post-modifier RC (relative clause/sentence)

      NN+N            (chemistry exam) ( history teacher) pre-modifier N

								
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