Phrases and its Types

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Phrases and its Types!

Definition of Phrase

Phrases and its Types! A phrase is a meaningful sequence of two or more words they work as a unit in a sentence. It contains neither a subject nor a verb. It is not a complete sentence in itself. phrases and its type

Examples:

  • He is wearing a nice red shirt.
  • The boy with brown hair is laughing.
  • She is shouting in a loud voice.
  • I like writing good essays.

Phrases and its Types

Noun Phrase

A noun phrase consists of a noun and other related words. It functions as a noun. As a noun, it functions as a subject or an object or a compliment.

Examples:

  • Pondering over puzzles is my hobby.
  • He likes swimming in the sea.
  • I like the birds twittering in trees.
  • Do not eat fatty fast food.

Adjective Phrases

An adjective phrase is a group of words that functions as an adjective. It describes/ modifies a noun or a pronoun. The adjective phrases in the following sentences have been underlined.

Examples:

  • She is wearing a soft silk scarf.
  • A somewhat small swallow was soaring in the sky.
  • A black big bug crept under the blanket.
  • He is an extremely intelligent boy.

Adverb Phrase

An adverb phrase is a group of words that functions as an adverb. It modifies a verb, or an adjective, or another adverb. An adverbial phrase explains why or how or where or when an adjective or another adverb. The adverb phrases in the following sentences have been underlined. phrases and its type

Examples:

  • She stepped out with slow steps.
  • A big bad bear appeared in the distance.
  • I will do it in a minute.
  • She brought flowers for her mother.

Verb Phrase

A verb phrase consists of the main verb plus any modal or/and auxiliary (helping) verb.

The main verb comes last in the verb phrase. The verb phrases in the following sentences have been underlined.

Example:

  • Flowers are fluttering in fresh air.
  • Pretty plants could grow only in green garden.
  • A wild wolf has leapt onto a fat fox.
  • He must have drunk a delicious drink.

Infinitives Phrase

An infinitives phrase begins with the infinitives form of the verb (to + the simple form of a verb) plus the related words (i.e. a complement or/and a modifier). It functions either as a noun or an adjective ar an adverb. The infinitive phrases in the following sentences have been underlined.

Examples:

  • He liked to read books.
  • To earn money is a desire of everyone.
  • He shouted to inform people about fire.
  • He made a plan to buy a car.

Prepositional Phrase

A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and includes the object of the preposition. It may include the object’s modifiers also.

The prepositional phrases either function as an adverb or an adjective. phrases and its type

Examples:

  • He is going to school.
  • He lived in a big city.
  • The boy on the roof is singing a song.
  • I live in a town near Lahore.

Gerund Phrase

A gerund phrase consists of a gerund (verb + ing), its objects, and modifiers. It functions like a noun and is used as a subject or an object or a compliment.

Examples:

  • He like writing a comic book.
  • Reading a comic book brings us joy.
  • His favourite hobby is writing comic books.

Participle Phrase

A phrase consists of a participle (Present or past) plus a modifier. It functions as an adjective and is separated by commas.

Examples:

  • The baby, weeping loudly, is hungry.
  • The man, driving the car, is my friend.
  • The table, made of steel, is very expensive.
  • We saw a car, damaged in an accident. phrases and its type

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Define Phrases and its Types.

What are the different types of phrase?

A phrase is a meaningful sequence of two or more words they work as a unit in a sentence.
Different types are;

  • Noun phrase
  • Adjective phrase
  • Verb phrase
  • Infinitives Phrase
  • Prepositional Phrase
  • Gerund Phrase
  • Participle Phrase

What are the 7 types of phrase?

Phrases and its Types

The 7 types of phrase are the followings;

  1. Noun phrase
  2. Adjective phrase
  3. Verb phrase
  4. Infinitives Phrase
  5. Prepositional Phrase
  6. Gerund Phrase
  7. Participle Phrase

What are 5 examples of phrases?

Phrases and its Types

Examples of phrases and its types are the following:
Adjective phrase: She is wearing a soft silk scarf.

Verb phrase: Flowers are fluttering in fresh air.

Infinitives Phrase: He liked to read books.

Prepositional Phrase: He lived in a big city.

Gerund Phrase: He like writing a comic book.

What is a phrase example?

Phrases and its Types

There are different examples of phrase.A phrase is a meaningful sequence of two or more words they work as a unit in a sentence. Adjective Phrase, noun phrase, adjective phrase etc.