Here at IELTSTutors.org we want you to be fully prepared for the IELTS test so we dedicate a lot of time to focusing on this tricky area of grammar. Review what you know by rereading our previous post – complex noun phrases 1 – on this subject, then complete the quiz below.
Complex Noun Phrases Quiz
A company sold cars in November. The sales fell.
One sentence with a noun phrase:
[Sales of cars] fell in November.
[The number of cars sold] fell in November
[The number of cars sold by the company] fell in November
Note: The complex noun phrase is ‘sales of cars’ or ‘the number of cars sold (by the company)’. Notice that grammatically, we use a complex noun phrase like a single noun, so we could replace the whole complex noun phrase with ‘it’: It fell in November. (But only of course if we have already said what ‘it’ is earlier in the text.)
Complete the sentences with a noun phrase
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