English Grammar Lesson - Phrases and Clauses

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English Grammar Lesson - Phrases and Clauses by Ranjna Vedhera for SuccessCDs Videos http://www.successcds.net ENGLISH GRAMMAR - VERB The phrase and the clause What is a phrase? A phrase is a group of words that makes some sense but not a complete sense. It does not convey a clear message or meaning and is only a part of the sentence. Examples ... 1. In the corner, 2. Under the bed, 3. Full of life, 4. A white lie 5. All these are phrases. A clause is a group of words which forms part of a sentence. It has a subject and predicate but is not independent like a sentence and does not convey complete sense by itself. Examples ... 1. The people who trust God, are fearless. 2. The man who stole my purse, has been arrested. 3. My book that was on the table, is missing. Note: - Underlined words are clauses. Some phrases can be changed into clauses. Examples: - 1. He wore a chain made of gold. (Phrase) 2. He wore a chain that was made of gold. (Clause) 3. The girl in blue dress, has disappeared. (Phrase) 4. The girl who was wearing blue dress, has disappeared. (Clause) 5. The plate with golden leaves, is broken. (Phrase) 6. The plate which has golden leaves, is broken. (Clause) Exercise for practice ... Underline the phrases and clauses in the following sentences and name them accordingly. 1. I think that you have a made a mistake. 2. He is a man of great wealth. 3. The sun rises in the east. 4. What you say (it) is not true. 5. Keep him at an arm's length. 6. A thing of beauty is joy forever. Answers 1. I think that you have a made a mistake. (Clause) 2. He is a man of great wealth. (Phrase) 3. The sun rises in the east. (Phrase) 4. What you say (it) is not true. (Clause) 5. Keep him at an arm's length. (Phrase) 6. A thing of beauty is joy forever. (Phrases) SuccessCDs Education ( ) is an online channel focused on providing education through Videos as per CBSE, ICSE and NCERT syllabi upto Class 12 (K-12) for English, Hindi, Science, Social Science, Sanskrit and other subjects. Also visit our Channel for Entrance Exams in India FAQs & Application Process, GK & Current Affairs, Communication Skills and Self Improvement Videos Our website ( ) is one of the leading portal on Entrance Exams and Admissions in India. Follow us:

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