Analyse noun phrases

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kirimaru

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Please help me analyse the noun phrases in these below sentences & point out the head as well as the modifiers used in them.

1.In fact most of the early fear about man's health in space have proved groundless.

I think the noun phrase in this sentence is
most of the early fear about man's health in space

most :closed system premodifier (what kind of premodifier is this ?)
early :eek:pen class premodifier ,determiner
Fear :head noun
man's :eek:pen class premodifier adj
health:eek:pen class premodifier noun
in space : post modifier prepositional phase

Is there anything wrong with this ?

I find it hard to analyse these 2 sentences below ,however :-( .Please help me with them .

2. rotation of migrants in covered cages during transportation by car of plane does not confuse them on release.

3.One of the most widespread survey research today is for rating radio and TV programmes.
 
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Here is my suggestion

1.In fact most of the early fear about man's health in space have proved groundless.


Fact= Noun Phrase (Zero Article + Head Noun)

most of the early fear about man's health in space = Noun Phrase
most= Noun
of.........................groudnless = Prepositional phrase/Post Modifier
the early fear about................groundless= Noun Phrase
fear = Head noun
the= determiner
early= premodifier

about.................space = post modifier/ prepositional phrase


man's health in space= Noun Phrase
health = Head noun
man's = premodifier
in space = prepositional phrase/post modifier

space = Noun phrase (Zero article + noun)


I think the noun phrase in this sentence is
most of the early fear about man's health in space
Yes, this is the noun phrase in the sentence (My analysis was done to find all noun phrases embedded in that one)


most :closed system premodifier (what kind of premodifier is this ?)
early :eek:pen class premodifier ,determiner
Fear :head noun
man's :eek:pen class premodifier adj
health:eek:pen class premodifier noun
in space : post modifier prepositional phase

Is there anything wrong with this ?

I find it hard to analyse these 2 sentences below ,however :-( .Please help me with them .

2. rotation of migrants in covered cages during transportation by car of plane does not confuse them on release.

rotation of migrants in covered cages during transportation by car of plane
The above is a noun phrase functioning as a Subject.

3.One of the most widespread survey research today is for rating radio and TV programmes.
One of the most widespread survey research today
Noun Phrase functioning as Subject

rating radio and TV programmes = Noun Phrase fucntioning as preposition complement.
 
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