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    head of noun phrases

    in the sentence "her younger brother hates tomatoes" what is the head of the first noun phrase??

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    noun phrases

    could someone please help asap i need to answer this question- what is the head noun in the first noun phrase of this sentence? "her younger brother hates tomatoes".

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    Re: noun phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by marni View Post
    could someone please help asap i need to answer this question- what is the head noun in the first noun phrase of this sentence? "her younger brother hates tomatoes".
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    Re: noun phrases

    thanx alot! so would the postmodifer be "hates"


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    Re: noun phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by marni View Post
    thanx alot! so would the postmodifer be "hates"
    Please be patient and try not to double post - someone always answers, but we are volunteers and have other things to do.

    The answer to this question is no - that is the verb. There is no post-modifier in your sentence.

    If the sentence had read "Her younger brother who is six hates tomatoes", "who is six" is a post-modifier. It is a phase following the subject noun, and modifying the noun.

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