Phrases. Phrase. A group of words that does not contain a subject and a verb. A phrase by itself is a fragment and must be turned into a complete sentence. Example of a phrase: To find information. A phrase in a sentence: We went to the library to find information . Types of Phrases.
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Example of a phrase: To find information.
A phrase in a sentence:
We went to the library to find information.
Examples of prepositional phrases in sentences:
Devils tower is a tower of volcanic rock.
During a newscast I heard Lee speak.
Examples of appositive phrases and the word they further describe.
The Vescuzos live on Milner Lane, a wide street lined with beech trees.
Sam’s younger sister, Sue, speaks fluent Spanish.
To locate the verbal phrase, first find the verb in the sentence and then look for the verbal
Our class interested in deserts
Learning about the Gobi Desert
Verbal phrases in sentences:
Engineers were responsible for designing the Brooklyn Bridge.
The sudden shattering of glass broke the silence.
She wants to study marine biology.
Note: There are three types of verbal phrases: participal, gerund, and infinitive (see pages 472 – 482)