WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM/WEEK 1
CLASS: GRADE 3
TOPIC: NOUN PHRASES AND CLAUSES.
REFERENCE: Basic English for Primary 4-5 (Book 3).
NOTES FOR THE PUPILS:
DEFINITION OF NOUN PHRASES AND NOUN CLAUSES: –
A noun phrase is a group of words that begin with a noun. These group of words do not make sense because they do not have verbs in them.
A noun clause is a group of words with a noun. These group of words have verbs in them and they make a complete meaning.
FUNCTIONS OF NOUN PHRASES AND NOUN CLAUSES
A noun phrase and a noun clause perform the same function as nouns. They are used as:-
1. The subject of a sentence.
2. The object of a sentence.
3. The complement of a verb.
Examples of sentences containing noun phrase.
a. Having been a police officer, he knows how to defend himself.
b. The date of their departure is still uncertain.
c. The car wash was out of order.
d. She crawled through the dark and musty attic.
e. At the zoo, I saw a striped zebra.
Examples of sentences containing noun clause.
a. Ali is the owner of that blue car parked outside.
b. The goal of our company is what is explained in the file.
c. I know that the tide is turning.
d. That he believes his own story is remarkable.
e. Ask your child what he wants for dinner.
Underline the noun clause and noun phrase in the following sentence.
1. She was showing me how to change the bulb.
2. Do you know where to get the magazine?
3. Taiwo knew how to get rid of the stain on my shirt.
4. The students made a lot of noise when they finished their work.
5. The little girl does not know how to open the door.
6. Adamu is eating a pizza.
7. You should learn how to drive.
8. Show the guest where to keep their luggage.