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  1. #1
    john_nash Guest

    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.

    so confusing...

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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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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