Phrases



A Phrase is a group of words which gives incomplete meaning. It doesn’t have a subject and a predicate. The phrases cannot stand themselves.

Examples:
On the road
In the book
At the shop

A phrase can be classified into the following types. They are as follows:
Noun Phrase
Adjective Phrase
Adverb Phrase

NOUN PHRASE
A noun phrase is a part of the sentence and acts as a noun.

Examples
He wanted to learn English.
He drinks milk.
I saw a snake on the road.

ADJECTIVE PHRASE
A phrase which acts as an adjective in a sentence is called as Adjective Phrase.

Examples
The boy, with curly headed, is my friend.
The team from West Indies defeated India in the semi finals.
A man, in frustrated mood, was advised by the Council.

ADVERB PHRASE
A group of words that acts as an adverb in a sentence is called as an adverb phrase.

Examples
We were warmly welcomed to the party.
He readily accepted his mistake.
Children play games every day.