Grammar, Parts of speech

Noun Phrase Exercise

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A.  Add a suitable premodifier to expand each noun phrase.    

1. My brother studies in a ………… school.

2. The………….. girl was awarded a scholarship

3. My brother solved an …………….. complex puzzle

4. ………… citizens actively participate in a democracy.

5. I am reading the ………… novel of J K Rowling.

6.   Most ………….. people exercise regularly to stay fit.

7. We cannot see the ………….. stars without a telescope.

8. This …………. city is located on the banks of the Danube River.

9. Gagan has been a…………. Hero in saving the child from the house on fire.

10. We went to see the………… Rashtrapati Bhavan on Republic Day.


B. Underline the postmodifier(s) in each sentence.

1. Boys sitting in that corner helped me fill the form.

2. Mangoes from India are famous in the world.

3. Vansh has paid back the money borrowed from his friends.

4. Lenny loves vegetables with a lot of cheese.

5. Someone daily visits the orphans in the night shelter.

6. Newspapers reporting the incident have been really boid.

7. Cottages built on the hilltop are centrally heated for winter.

8. The jar of peanut butter slipped form my hand.

9. Children cheering the team were asked not to make noise.

10. Villagers are often awed by traffic on city roads.


C. Rewrite the sentence changing the highlighted premodifiers into postmodifiers.

1. This is an interesting topic for me.

2. The teak table is an antique.

3. We bought the world-famous Persian carpets.

4. A government officer helped us.

5. that is our recreation room.

6. Grandpa is a very patient man.

7. We enjoyed the summer vacation.

8. The expiry date is printed on the flap.

9. He has been a successful man.

10. We should aim to live a contented life.

11. The first one has been done for you.


D. Underline the noun complements and cross out the postmodifiers in these sentences.

1. The road to pune is very well-laid.

2. The plant with red leaves is very delicate.

3. The girl with curly hair is a good dancer.

4. Look at the picture of the man wanted for embezzlement.

5. The bottle with medicine has been labelled.

6. I got a new water bottle on my birthday.

7. The advice to the winners is to stay humble.

8. A gift of ten thousand rupees was given to  each player.


E. Underline the noun phrase complements in these sentences

1. The sound of this alarm is very pleasant.

2. A fear of water is deeply rooted in me.

3. The smoke from burning leaves is harmful.

4. I appreciate the way you serve the poor.

5. He gave me an impression of being haughty.

6. The stream running down the hill joins the river.

7. Trina helped herself to a spoonful of honey.

8. The only game I enjoy is lawn tennis.

9. His claim of being innocent was rejected.

10. I was overcome with a feeling of fear.


F. Complete the noun phrase in these sentences by adding noun complements.

1. The beauty…………………………………………….. Is an attraction.

2. My bag is the one………………………………….. .

3. What is your reason………………………………?

4. Our hope ……………………………is fading now.

5. Their need …………………………is quite reasonable.

6. I am looking for information…………………….

7. The staff was in awe……………………………..

8. The joy ………………………………. is the greatest joy.

9. Education has the power………………………..

My passion ………………………… has been there since my childhood.

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