What the Syntax Rules Do • The rules of syntax combine words into phrases and phrases into sentences • They specify the correct word order for a language – For example, English is a Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) language • The President nominated a new Supreme Court justice • *President the new Supreme justice Court a nominated
My definition is: 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 (in which the noun phrases are all in bold)
In this exercise you have to match each word with a definition. Here are some tips to help you. Read the definitions carefully. Start with the words you know. Are any words similar? If so, make sure you match the word with the right definition. If you don’t know, guess. You may be right! Check your answers carefully when you finish.