Sunday, August 19, 2012

PHRASE THE CLAUSE:-

What are Phrases and Clauses?

A phrase is a group of words which makes sense, but not complete sense. Examples are: in the corner, on the roof, under the bed, in the morning etc.
In the sentences given below the group of words given in bold text are examples of phrases.
  • The sun rises in the east.
  • There is a cat on the roof.
  • Show me how to do it.
Note that a phrase does not have a subject and a predicate of its own.

Clause

A clause is a group of words which forms part of a sentence, and contains a subject and a predicate. In the following sentences the groups of words given in bold letters are examples of clauses.
  • People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
  • We didn’t go out because it was raining.

    THE PHRASE :---
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A group of words which makes sense but 'not complete' sense is called a Phrase.
  In the following sentences,the groups of words underlined are Phrases:-
  (a) The sun rises   in the east.
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  (b) It was a sunset  of great beauty.
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  (c) The tops of the mountains were covered with snow.
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  (d) He has a chain of gold.
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  A group of words which forms part of a sentence, and contains a Subject and a predicate, is called a Clause.
  In the following sentences,the group of words underlined are Clauses:-

  (a) We cannot play while it is raining.
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  (b) I think that  you have made a mistake
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  (c) People  who pay their debts are trusted.
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