Phrases and their Types in English Grammar with Pdf

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Definition of Phrase

A phrase is a combination of words that makes sense, but does 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. In this lesson, we are going to discuss phrases and their types. 50 Examples of Phrases are also given in this lesson.

Example: A woman in black clothes, during the play, in the rain.

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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.

Adjective phrases

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 phrase 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 its 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 its 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.

50 Examples of Phrases

  • Be that as it may.
  • Be quiet!
  • Bang goes
  • Bag it!
  • As we speak.
  • Write me (a letter).
  • Where are
  • What is to
  • Stop following me!
  • Slow down!
  • Only just.
  • Keep quiet!
  • Just now.
  • I’ll bite.
  • I hear you.
  • I don’t know.
  • I declare!
  • Hold your horses!
  • He is a
  • Have a nice day.
  • Have a heart!
  • Have a good one.
  • Have a ball!’
  • Hang in there.
  • Gotcha!
  • Go jump in a lake!
  • Get off my tail!
  • Fair to middling.
  • Enjoy yourself!
  • Easy does it.
  • Drop me a line.
  • don’t mind if I do.
  • Don’t I know it!
  • Don’t even go there!
  • Dig in
  • Cut the comedy!
  • By the skin of my teeth.
  • Butt out!
  • Bully for you!
  • Break a leg
  • Bite your tongue!
  • Beats me.

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