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TOPIC: What is noun clause? and what is noun phrase?

What is noun clause? and what is noun phrase? #470

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Please help me to know what is noun clause and what is noun phrase? Thank you very much.
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What is noun clause? and what is noun phrase? #471

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Hello

A noun clause is a group of words that contains a noun or pronoun and a verb but is an incomplete thought that can't stand on it's own. A noun clause can perform the function of a noun as the subject of a sentence and the object of a verb or a preposition. Examples:

My car is the one parked opposite the bank.
What you want is the best quality that you can afford.

A noun phrase is any word or group of words based on a noun or pronoun (without a verb) that can function in a sentence as a subject, object of a verb or a prepositional. A noun phrase can be one word or many words. Examples:

She is hard-working.
The board meeting is at two.
I brought my notes from the meeting.

Hope this clarifies the difference.

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