Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or group of words containing a noun and functioning in a sentence as subject, object, or prepositional object.
- ‘The subjects were given a pre-test on combining two sentences into one sentence containing a relative clause where either the subject, object, or object of a preposition was the relativized noun phrase.’
- ‘In short, there is no doubt that the verb ‘to cause’ may take, as its grammatical subject, a noun phrase referring to a persisting object, either human or inanimate, quite as well as a noun phrase referring to a particular event.’
- ‘The English adverb is normally followed by a noun phrase.’
- ‘These criteria presuppose that we already have an understanding of ‘clause’, and of what it means for a noun phrase to function as ‘subject of a clause’.’
- ‘The grammar of this passage is interesting, too: an independent clause is followed by a noun phrase set off by a comma, i.e. a noun phrase appositive.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.