What are phrases and clauses?


A phrase is a group of words that can act as an adjective, an adverb, or a noun in a sentence. A phrase does not contain a finite verb, but may contain a non-finite verb, a participle, an infinitive, or a gerund. It does not make complete sense but can have meaning through its relation to some part of the sentence in which it stands.

Noun phrase

A group of words that does the function of a noun in a sentence is called a noun phrase.

Example: His sudden disappearance is a mystery.

Adjective phrase

A group of words that does the function of an adjective in a sentence is called an adjective phrase.

Example: My neighbour is a man of had temper

Adverbs phrase

A group of words that does the function of an adverb in a sentence is called an adverb phrase

Example: He behaved in a foolish manner

Verb phrase

A verb phrase contains one of the three non-finites participle, gerund, or infinitive and its objects or modifiers.

Example: You must work hard to get good marks in the exam (infinitive)

He enjoys watching movies at weekends (gerund)

Having done the work, he decided to rest (participle)

Preposition phrase

A prepositional phrase contains a preposition, its objects, and modifiers of the object, if any.

Example: The book is on the table.


A cause is a group of words with a finite verb. It forms part of a longer sentence. A clause that does the work of a noun is called a noun clause A clause that does the work of an adjective is called an adjective clause. A clause that does the work of an adverb is called an adverb clause.

Picture Credit : Google


Trackback specific URI for this entry


Display comments as Linear | Threaded

angeds on :

LifeInsurance demands vary. This practice requires granting service. Just a tiny hard work may be among the better strategies to start to move forward.

irmanl1 on :

Scandal porn galleries, daily updated lists
deep in porn decent porn sexy lady free hardcore porn bondage fuckingmachines hogtied free british granny porn tube cock teasing gardener free porn

velmatt2 on :

Nude Sex Pics, Sexy Naked Women, Hot Girls Porn
simone porn porn video free tits anal porn galleys webcam interaction porn tube for popular casting porn videos

evejw16 on :

New hot project galleries, daily updates
foriegn movie stars doing porn patty ans selma porn uber cartoon porn alien porn bizarre stream free swinger porn

stevent2 on :

Scandal porn galleries, daily updated lists
hd porn tube fuckfest porn old xxx mocha porn video hard core porn virgins chrome themes and porn

kellyyz4 on :

Scandal porn galleries, daily updated lists
pictures of tony duncan porn star british teen porn pics free sleepover porn free porn milfmovs sophia gym porn

kristinetg11 on :

Girls of Desire: All babes in one place, crazy, art
gay porn miliary hot teen girls porn vids free porn big tits free trailer orgasm porn sites free sex videos not porn

shaunaus18 on :

New sexy website is available on the web
kara kage porn star free teen soft porn movies porn star candice nicole free hardcore porn video streaming free cartoon porn mobile

arthurks4 on :

Hot galleries, thousands new daily.
top porn stars of 1990 lea walker porn video porn hamster iphone lezbain teachers porn cindy jones teen porn

Add Comment

Enclosing asterisks marks text as bold (*word*), underscore are made via _word_.
Standard emoticons like :-) and ;-) are converted to images.