Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What is a Phrase ?

Phrase is a group of words, which makes sense, but not complete sense, is called a Phrase. It is a group of related words without a Subject and a Verb.
A Phrase consists of two or more words lacking a complete sense and a complete verb. It may consist of one or more incomplete verbs - the Infinitives or the Participles standing on their own.

Words/group of words in italics are phrases in examples below:

  • The sun rises in the east.
  • Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
  • She wore a hat with blue trimming.
  • The accident on the bridge was not serious.
  • The girl with red hair is an artist.
  • Sasha took a long leave.
  • Holding the toy, the child slept.
Identify phrases in the sentence below:
  • Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
For answer to above, click: What is a Phrase?