Prepositions and Noun Phrases

does a noun phrase followed by a prepositional phrase form another noun phrase?


The road to hell

‘The road’ and ‘hell’ form two separate noun phrases.

Does, ‘The road to hell’ constitute as a noun phrase in its own right? if not why?

What about something like,

The road of power

(i.e: using the preposition ‘of’ instead of ‘to’)


Yes, it does [form another noun phrase].

You can tell that easily by using it in a sentence with a main verb:

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The same can be done with any noun phrase.

The road of power is all in the mind.

Source : Link , Question Author : John , Answer Author : Andrew Leach

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