Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Noun Phrases: Recognise Noun Phrases

In this worksheet, students practise identifying noun phrases in sentences.

'Noun Phrases: Recognise Noun Phrases' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Noun Phrase Awareness

Popular topics:   Writing worksheets

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

A noun is a naming word.



A noun phrase also names something, but using more than one word.

a yellow and blue kite with a long tail


In the following sentence the noun phrase is underlined.

The old red car with a rusty bonnet broke down outside school.


If you are not sure if a group of words is a noun phrase or not, try replacing it with a pronoun. If it still makes sense then it is a noun phrase.

It broke down outside school.


Using a noun phrase can make writing more interesting than just using a noun on its own.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Popular English topics

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents