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Phrase is an important element of English grammar. Phrase is a small group of words that form a meaningful unit within a clause. It functions as a constituent in the syntax of a sentence. Phrase has a special idiomatic meaning. It always presents within a clause, cannot have a clause in it. Phrase not only strengthens the sentence but also make the sentence meaningful.

 

NOUN PHRASE
Noun Phrase is a group of two or more words led by a Noun that contains modifiers. The modifiers may appear before of after the Noun.
e.g. My brother lived in the old farmhouse.
       The green meadows look very lovely.
       These stories are very interesting.

       Do you want the wallet I bought yesterday?
       All the teachers were attending the seminar.

 

ADVERBIAL PHRASE
Adverbial Phrase is a group of words that works as an Adverb. It modifies a verb, adverb or adjective.
e.g. Once upon a time, my mother worked here.
       Later in the night the climate changed.
       Mrunal was speaking so fluently.
       All members contributed extremely good.
       The teacher taught in a simple way.

 

ADJECTIVE PHRASE
Adjective Phrase is a group of words that describes a Noun or Pronoun in a sentence. It can be allotted before or after the Noun or Pronoun.
e.g. Smith wore very expensive coat.
….. .His dance was extremely impressive.

       Their unbelievably hard work was admirable.
       Susan is rather fond of singing.
       The movie is absolutely incredibly superior.

 

PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE
Prepositional Phrase is a group of words that contains a Preposition, its object, and any words that modify the object. It helps define a specific person or thing.
e.g. The boy with the dog is my son.
       Do these books belong to you?
       He is under treatment for Covid-19.
       Please wait for a while.
       By the way, how is your mother?

 

CONJUNCTIONAL PHRASE
Conjunctional Phrase is a group of words that works as a Conjunction in the sentence. They connect words, phrases and clauses.
e.g. I will call you as soon as I finish my work.
      They have to work hard so that they can win the match.
      My mother is not only kind but also brilliant.
      Even though it rained a lot, we enjoyed much.
      Will you reach as early as possible?

 

INTERJECTIONAL PHRASE
Interjectional Phrase is a word or group of words that reveals an emotion or sudden feelings. It ends with an exclamatory mark.
e.g. Alas! He is no more.
      Oh no! I’m speechless.
      O please! Don’t talk about it.
      What a pleasure! I won the lottery.
      What a pity! He died of Covid 19.

 

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