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    How can i know the noun phrase in the sentence

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    Welcome.

    A noun is a person, a place, or a thing. Ask, "Who or What?", like this,

    EX: Sam went to the store to buy bread.

    1. Who went to the store to buy bread?
    Answer: "Sam" (person) noun

    2. Sam went to the what to buy bread?
    Answer: "store" (place) noun

    3. Sam went to the store to buy what?
    Answer: "bread" (thing) noun

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    Nouns can function as subjects or objects.
    To find out if the noun is acting as a subject, ask, "Who/What" + the verb, like this,

    EX: Sam went to the store. ("went" is the verb)
    Question: Who went to the store?
    Asnwer: "Sam went". Sam is the subject of the verb "went".

    To find out if the noun is an object, ask, the verb + "Who/What",

    EX: Sam went to the store to buy bread.
    Question: Sam went to the store to buy what?
    Answer: "to buy bread". Bread is the object of the verb "to buy".

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