phrase

A phrase is a group of words that does not have a subject and verb. A clause, on the other hand, has a subject and verb.

Phrases:

  • under the fence
  • around the church
  • running to the store
  • preaching Christ

Clauses:

  • After we won the race
  • Before Carl started preaching
  • I love fish.

In English, there are four basic kinds of phrases;

The first three are also called verbals.

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