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    How to identify noun phrase?

    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?

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    Re: How to identify noun phrase?

    Hi kindaichiXXX

    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.
    Ex: Both the books are torn.
    Ex: Both her fingers are broken.
    both as a pronoun
    The one and the other:
    Ex: Both were candidates.
    Ex: We are both candidates.
    Ex: Both of us are candidates.
    both as a conjunction
    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.

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