chapter  4
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The noun and the noun phrase

Konya plakalı araba (complex adjectival formed with -li) ‘(the) car with a Konya number plate’

evin önündeki araba (complex adjectival formed with -ki) ‘the car in front of the house’

dört araba (cardinal numeral) ‘four cars’

dördüncü araba (ordinal numeral) ‘the fourth car’

sana dün gösterdig˘im araba (relative clause) ‘the car I showed you yesterday’

A noun phrase has one of the following functions within the sentence:

• subject

Arkadas¸larımız gittiler. ‘Our friends have gone.’