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The Phrase

The Phrase

A phrase is a group of words that has no words which have no subject and predicate of its own, which has an incomplete sense and has a partial meaning. It can not stand on its own and forms the part of a larger sentence.

Example:

  • The sun rises in the east.
  • She found a bag on the road.

Difference Between Phrase and Sentence

The Phrase, Difference between Phrase and Sentence.

Kinds of Phrases

There are three types of phrases:

  • Noun Phrase
  • Adjective Phrase
  • Adverb Phrase

Noun Phrase

It is a group of words that has no subject and the predicate of its own and it does the work of a noun in the sentence.

Example:

  • The girl wants something.
  • We love playing cricket.
  • To win a prize is my aim.
  • To forgive is divine.

Adjective Phrases

It is a group of words that has no subject and the predicate of its own and it does the work of an adjective.

Example:

  • The queen was a woman of great wealth.
  • Rhea likes to see a face with a smile on it.
  • The sage lived in a house built of stones.

Adverb Phrase

It is a group of words that has no subject and the predicates of its own and it does the work of an adverb.

Example:

  • Sonam ran at a great speed.
  • Rohan does his work without any care.
  • She fell to the ground in slow motion.

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