A phrase is a group of words A phrase itself will not have a subject and a verb. Within a phrase, there may be a subordinate clause , but that clause will be functioning as a noun, adjective or adverb in that phrase. A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb
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A phrase itself will not have a subject and a verb.
Within a phrase, there may be a subordinate clause , but that clause will be functioning as a noun, adjective or adverb in that phrase
A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb
Two categories of clauses
Subordinate/Dependent or Fragment
We’ll talk about clauses later. Phrases are first.Clauses vs. phrases…what's the difference?
My uncle, a mediocre chef, is no Julia Childs, since he often drops his cigar ashes into the food he is preparing.
My favorite pastime, cow tipping, often results in dirty shoes.
Competing in the race, the athlete felt a surge of adrenaline.
Bothered by her husband’s snoring, the woman kicked the poor man.
Having typed the paper, the student was finally able to relax.
The police officer, having been threatened by the suspect, called for assistance.
Past form of irregular verb:
Swept away by the storm, the building’s roof was severely destroyed.
The old toy, forgotten in a corner, was destined for the garage sale box.