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  1. john_nash
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    Angry noun phrase - conclusion

    I have to write down what I have learnt, or I will forget it.
    After a noun head, the following can ensue in a noun phrase.
    1. present participial clause
    2. past participial clause
    3. to-infinitive clause
    4. adjective phrase
    5. preposition phrase

    The 5 elements above can be both defining and non-defining.
    Moreover, only 1, 2 and 4 can be shifted to the front of the noun head.
    However, the problems are they are not interchangeable, and some of them can only be used in particular cases.

    weep....:~o
    so confusing...

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: noun phrase - conclusion

    Do you really need to worry about so much detail if you find it confusing?

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