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just a sentence with a noun at the start?
E.g. “The new taste in cheese” “Success in every packet!” “Bread of Distinction” “Wholegrain made a whole lot tastier”
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No, it's a phrase that consists of a noun and something that adds to that noun or describes it.

"A noun phrase consists of a pronoun or noun with any associated modifiers, including adjectives, adjective phrases, adjective clauses, and other nouns in the possessive case."

All of your examples are or contain noun phrases though.
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No, it's a piece of a sentence which talks about the noun in it.

eg. He threw the ball
The noun phrase involving ball is just the word ball.

eg. He threw the big, red ball.
The noun phrase is 'big, red ball'.

Basically, you know something is a noun phrase if you can remove it and replace it with the word 'It' (or him/her)and the sentence still makes sense.
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A noun phrase is basically a noun which consists of more than one word (and thus is a phrase).

eg In the sentance: "Long ago, there was a dragon."
The 'dragon' is the noun because it is what the dragon is called.

In the sentance: "The very small dragon was green."
'very small dragon' would count as the noun phrase here, because it does the job of a noun but it is more than one word (a phrase).

This is probably the worst explaination ever...
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^^ This is basically right. The simplest way to undestand it is to think of a 'noun phrase' as any phrase or part of a sentence that could function as if it were a single noun.
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So noun phrases can be in the present tense?
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Yes. As long as what the above posters have said is in the sentence(i.e a noun or a noun with something describing the noun) it's a noun phrase. It doesn't matter what tense it's in!
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(Original post by Rouz)
So noun phrases can be in the present tense?
A noun phrase strictly has no tense, because it's not a finite verb! It could include a verb (eg. "a man who had seen many battles"), though.
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The reason im asking about noun phrases and tenses is because im analysing advert slogans. And i want to see if they all use the present tense. But if any of them are noun phrases, and noun phrases dont have tenses, then ill be talking rubbish

Heres the slogans

Old adverts
1) “The new taste in cheese”
2) “Success in every packet!”
3) “Crisp and Full of Sun”
4) “Kraft Cares”
5) “the best bit on the cheeseboard”
6) “Danone stands alone”
7) “the best bit on the cheeseboard”
8) “No other ketchup tastes like Heinz”
9) –
10) “New, softer Flora”
11) –
12) –
13) “The Good Health Food”
14) “For those who value pure food”
15) “Have a change, for a change”
16) –
17) “Jus-rol and no mistake” ELISION
18) “When you buy big, better buy birds eye”
19) “just two shakes it all it takes”
20) –

New adverts
1) “Bread of Distinction”
2) “There for you”
3) “Inspired by nature. Created by Baxters.”
4) “Wholegrain made a whole lot tastier”
5) –
6) “the original taste of potatoes”
7) “Not just good for you. Supergood for you”
8) –
9) –
10) –
11) “Love your heart”
12) “Great taste. Less fat. That’s that!”
13) “Feed your imagination”
14) –
15) –
16) “Makes every sandwich magic!”
17) “Yours to enjoy”
18) “Now Laughing is Extra Good for you”
19) –
20) “When’sa your Dolmio day?”
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Why are some numbers missing from your list? Anyway, the noun phrase /could/ include a verb, which /could/ be in the present tense. 1 and 10 are both noun phrases, for examlpe. But I don't think there are any there that include verbs (I can't be bothered to read them all carefully). They're certainly /not/ all noun phrases though! Eg. 16 is a sentence missing a subject.
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some are missing cos they did have slogans.
But its okay for me to say they are all in the present tense, apart from 3 of the new ads?
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No, because 1, 2 and 3 don't even have a finite verb, so don't have a tense. edit: obviously there are others without verbs too, btu that's as far as I got.
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Noun phrases have no tense. Many of those slogans thus have no tense.

Some of those slogans however are just short sentences, so do have a tense.
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(Original post by Zoecb)
No, it's a piece of a sentence which talks about the noun in it.

eg. He threw the ball
The noun phrase involving ball is just the word ball.

eg. He threw the big, red ball.
The noun phrase is 'big, red ball'.

Basically, you know something is a noun phrase if you can remove it and replace it with the word 'It' (or him/her)and the sentence still makes sense.
You'd include the determiner as well though, as in "the ball"
It's more common for verb phrases to contain only one word (verb)
Agh, sorry for splitting hairs.
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Yes, true, thanks. I did a language module over a year ago and am a bit rusty!
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Which product was“Success in every packet”?
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