Phrases and Clauses

Clause and phrases are groups of words that make up sentences, but clauses are complete thoughts and phrases are not.

"Phrases" in the English Grammar

Phrases

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Phrases are comprised of one or more words that form a meaningful grammatical unit. They are one of the most important elements of English grammar.
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Noun Phrases

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When a group of nouns come together, they form a noun phrase. To know what is a noun phrase and how short or how long a noun phrase can be, start here!

Verb Phrases

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It's time to learn how to identify the verb phrase in a sentence. Learning about verb phrases is essential in speaking and writing without mistakes.

Prepositional Phrases

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What are prepositional phrases? Generally, as its name requires, prepositional phrases are phrases made of prepositions. To get to know them, read the article.

Adjective Phrases

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Phrases are two or more words that can function as specific parts of speech. Adjective phrases are groups of words that function as adjectives.

Adverbial Phrases

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Adverbial phrases are made of two or more words and are used as the adverb of the sentence. In this lesson, you will get to know phrasal verbs.

Infinitive Phrases

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Infinitive phrases are phrases that look like infinitives but they are used in special positions.

Clauses

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A clause is a group of words that has a subject and a predicate. In this lesson, we will discuss clauses in English grammar.
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Relative Clauses

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Relative clauses give us more information about people and things. They are used to combine clauses and avoid repetition. Click here to learn!

Nominal Relative Clauses

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Nominal relative clauses are used as different parts of speeches and act as a noun or a noun phrase. Click here to learn more!
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Dependent Clauses

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Dependent clauses are clauses that cannot form sentences on their own. In this lesson, we will learn all about dependent clauses.

Independent Clauses

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Independent clauses can stay alone and they are used as a whole meaningful sentence. In this lesson, we will learn about them.

Restrictive and Non-restrictive Clauses

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Restrictive clauses and phrases are necessary while non-restrictive clauses are not necessary for the sentence to have a meaningful thought.
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Participle Clauses

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To get to know participle clauses, first of all, you have to be familiar with the concept of participles and clauses separately.

If-clauses

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If-clauses are used to express that the action of the main clause. There are three types of if-clauses. In this lesson, we will discuss them.

That-clauses

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We have two types of clauses in English that are introduced with 'that.' One kind is a noun clause. The other one is the restrictive relative clause.
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Non-finite Clauses

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Non-finite clauses are based on to-infinitive and participles. They are actually subordinate clauses. Let us learn all about them.

Participles

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A participle is a word that is formed from a verb and is used to make compound verb forms. We have 2 kinds of participles: past and present participle.

Present Participles

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Present participles are one of the key features of English language. It is a form of verb that ends in '-ing.' In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

Past Participles

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The past participle is the third principal part of a verb that is most commonly known to be used with tenses. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.

Perfect Participles

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A perfect participle is a participle that is used with an auxiliary verb to imply a special meaning. In this lesson, you will learn about perfect participle.
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Infinitives

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Infinitives are used in many structures, especially after catenative verbs. Follow the article to learn them.

To-infinitives

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To-infinitives are the base form of the verbs preceded by the preposition 'to'. To-infinitives are used in many conditions. In this lesson, we will learn them.

Bare Infinitives

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The word 'bare' means without the addition of something. So you can easily get the meaning of a bare infinitive.
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Infinitive Clauses

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To learn infinitive clauses, first of all, you should know the elements in a cause and the definition of an infinitive. In this lesson, we will learn them.
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Dangling Modifiers

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Who did this? Can't you find the subject? It's probably the dangling modifiers' work! Let's see what are they.
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Phrases and Clauses

What Are Phrases and Clauses in English?

A phrase is created by a set of words used beside each other. Remember, a phrase does not contain a subject or a verb and as a result, it does not imply a complete meaning. Phrases can also be used as subjects and objects of the sentences.

A clause usually contains a subject and a verb; However, non-finite clauses do not have a subject. Clauses can be dependent or independent clauses.
By using different clauses you can also form compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.

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