chapter  2
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The noun and the noun phrase

The chief functions of the noun phrase are:

(i) to act as the subject of a verb (in the nominative) (ii) to act as a subject predicate (in the nominative) (iii) to act as the direct object of a verb (in the accusative) (iv) to act as an object predicate (in the accusative) (v) to act as the indirect object of a verb (in the genitive; this construction is less

common, however, than σε followed by a noun phrase in the accusative) (vi) to be governed by a preposition (normally in the accusative) (vii) to depend on another noun (in the genitive).