English Grammar Index

Phrase :

A phrase is a group of words which makes sense, but not complete sense. It has no subject and predicate.

Examples :

  • She is a woman of great beauty.

  • The book is lying on the table.

  • We should know how to behave.

  • The sun rises in the east.

    In the above sentence, the group of words given in bold are Phrases.

    Clauses : A Clause is a the group of words but it is only a part of a sentence. It has a subject and a predicate, but still it does not make complete sense without the principal part of the sentence, called principal clause.

    Examples :

  • I don’t know where he lives.

  • We should remember God wherever we go.

  • He told me that he had finished his work.

  • Will you please tell me where you found this book?

    In the above sentences, the group of words given in bold are Clauses.

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