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Hi there, i am having great difficulty in identifying noun phrase. I have an example below that I don't understand.
They're both excellent teachers.
the noun phrase here is "excellent teachers". Why isn't "both" included in the noun phrase?
Nouns name people, places and things:
Ex: They're both excellent teachers. <noun: people>Nouns can be modified by adjectives:
Ex: They're both excellent teachers. <adjective: excellent>Nouns have pro-forms; e.g., I, me, you, he, him, she, her, it, they, them, and so on. They are called pronouns.
Ex: They are both excellent teachers. <pronouns>
both as an adjective
One and the other; relating to or being two in conjunction:Ex: Both guests have arrived.both as a pronoun
Ex: Both the books are torn.
Ex: Both her fingers are broken.
The one and the other:Ex: Both were candidates.both as a conjunction
Ex: We are both candidates.
Ex: Both of us are candidates.
Used with and to indicate that each of two things in a coordinated phrase or clause is included:Ex: both men and women
Ex: an attorney well regarded for both intelligence and honesty.