Grammar Clinic: Phrases

A Phrase is a small group of related words within a sentence or clause. A phrase functions as a part of speech and includes a head (or headword), which determines the nature of the unit. Principal Types of Phrases: 1. Adjective Phrase: A word group with an adjective as its head. This adjective may be accompanied by modifiers, determiners, and/or [...]

Grammar Clinic: Clauses

A clause is a group of words that contain a subject and a predicate. A clause may be either a sentence (an independent clause) or a sentence-like construction within another sentence (a dependent or subordinate clause). Tom married Amy when he was 19. The string Tom married Amy could be a complete sentence on its own; the additional string, when [...]

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