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Definition of Phrase
A phrase is a combination of words that makes sense, but not completes sense. (It is often without a verb). There are different types of phrases like nouns, phrases, adjectives, phrases, adverb phrases, prepositional phrases, etc.
Example: A woman in black clothes, during the play, in the rain.
Types of Phrases in English Grammar
The Noun phrases
A noun phrase is a group of words that does the work of a noun or pronoun.
- She asked a difficult question.
It is a prepositional phrase that qualifies or tells us about a noun or pronoun. An adjective phrase is a group of words that does the work of an adjective. phrase and its types pdf
- The student in the room…
The Adverb phrase
It is a prepositional phrase that tells us about a verb or adjective or an adverb
- We sat under the tree.
The prepositional phrases
It’s a prepositional with its object and any other word. It functions as an adjective or adverb phrase.
It begins with a prepositional and ends with a noun/pronoun.
- In a minute, into the well, etc.
The participial phrases
It is made up of participle (verb and adjective combine) and word that modifies (change) the participle or complete it meaning.
- Saddened by the tragedy, delighted at the joke.
The infinitive phrases
It is made up of infinitive (which often starts with “to” and a function as a noun or adjective or adverb), its compliments (a word which completes it meaning), and any modifier (a word that gives additional information about it).
- To climb on a rock, to swim in dangerous water.
The verb phrases
It is one or more helping verbs and the main verb together.
- Are sleeping, had met, will have left. phrase and its types pdf
The gerund phrases
A gerund is made up of a gerund and its complement and a modifier.
- A most horrible thundering dent us into the cave.
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