The main purpose of the article will be to discuss whether a syntactic model for analysing German NPs from a receptive perspective can also be used for analysing Danish NPs and thereby function as tertium comparationis. A syntactic model that has been developped for analysing German NPs from this perspective will serve as point of departure. The discus-sed model is based on four description principles: the "frase", the "ramme", the "felt" and finally the "kæde" principles. In the article these principles of the German model will be presented and it will then be discussed whether it is reasonable to apply the principles to a Danish model. It will be argued that the principles can be applied to a Danish model. But at the same time it will be obvious that the manifestation of the principles is of a different kind in Danish. The observations made on Danish material will finally lead to a change of the German model.