This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using expanded noun phrases in Year 4.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Add an adjective and a prepositional phrase a (that begins with a preposition) to nouns to create expanded noun phrases.
Write a sentence to describe the clock(s) in each picture, and make sure to include adjectives and prepositional phrases in each one.
Underline the longest possible noun phrase in each sentence. Tick each of these sentences which include an expanded noun phrase. Underline all expanded noun phrases in the passage below.
Using your own words, explain what an expanded noun phrase is.
Imagine that find yourself at the spooky house shown in the image, and write a passage to describe your time there. Make sure that you add extra detail by including expanded noun phrases in some of your sentences.
Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.
What is an expanded noun phrase?
A noun phrase is comprised of a noun and additional words help to further describe that noun. Typically, adjectives are added, separated by commas, to describe the noun and create the noun phrase.
Expanded noun phrase examples
- The big brown bear
- The little, run-down house
- The shoes with yellow laces
- Sarah’s bowl of cereal
- The cheeky monkey climbing the tree
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly].