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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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Phrases

Phrases


Phrase

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

Types of Phrases

  • These types of phrases are often mistaken for sentences

  • Prepositional phrases

  • Appositive phrases

  • Verbal phrases


Prepositional phrases

Prepositional Phrases

  • A group of words that contains a preposition, a noun, or a pronoun called the object of preposition and any modifiers of the object.

  • A prepositional phrase will always begin with a preposition (see page 426 in your Language book if you don’t remember your prepositions!)

    Examples of prepositional phrases in sentences:

    Devils tower is a tower of volcanic rock.

    During a newscast I heard Lee speak.


Appositive phrase

Appositive Phrase

  • Consists of an appositive and any modifiers it has (an appositive further identifies or describes another noun or pronoun [page 483])

    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.


Verbal phrases

Verbal Phrases

  • Phrases that contain verbals

    • a verbal is a word that is formed from a verb but is used as another part of speech

    • common verbal endings are –ing, -d, and –ed or they have the word to in front of it

    • see page 342 for more information on verbals

      To locate the verbal phrase, first find the verb in the sentence and then look for the verbal

      Verbal phrases:

      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)


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