I have been doing some tree diagrams and I have come across this: Výsledky obrázk
Why is the word 'chef' marked as noun and not a noun phrase? In Student's Introduction to English Grammar you may find this: So we prefer to say that a noun phrase (henceforth NP) normally consists of a noun with or without various dependents. (In other words, the head is accompanied by ZERO OR MORE dependents.)
Last edited by tom3m; 28-Oct-2012 at 17:54. Reason: typo - hve instead of have
What if there's a zero article before a plural noun, for example:
Oranges grow on trees.
Would the word oranges be marked as an NP or just N?
It would be marked as an NP consisting of a single N only in that method of sentence analysis.