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    What is a phrase

    plss i need help i have an assiment due on thursday but i dont no whaat a phrase is so can anyone plss tell me have a phrase is plss

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    Some examples here>>http://learningnerd.wordpress.com/2006/09/06/english-grammar-types-of-phrases/

    Phrase
    A phrase is a group of words acting as a single part of speech and not containing both a subject and a verb. It is a part of a sentence, and does not express a complete thought. The phrases in the first two sentences of this page are italicized.


    The first sentence contains five phrases: "of words," "acting as a single part of speech," "as a single part," "of speech," and "not containing both a subject and a verb." Except for the phrase beginning with as, all the phrases are acting as adjectives. The phrase beginning with as is adverbial.

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    A phrase is a small group of words that adds meaning to a word. A phrase is not a sentence because it is not a complete idea with a subject and a predicate.
    In English there are five different kinds of phrases, one for each of the main parts of speech. In a phrase, the main word, or the word that is what the phrase is about, is called the head. In these examples, it is printed in bold. The other words in the phrase do the work of changing or modifying the head.
    In a noun phrase, one or more words work together to give more information about a noun.
    all my dear children
    the information age
    seventeen hungry lions in the rocks
    In an adjective phrase, one or more words work together to give more information about an adjective.
    so very sweet
    earnest in her desire
    very happy with his work
    In a verb phrase, one or more words work together to give more meaning to a verb. In English, the verb phrase is very complex, but a good description of its many forms can be found here.
    In an adverb phrase, one or more words work together to give more information about an adverb.
    especially softly
    formerly of the city of Perth
    much too quickly to see clearly

    In a prepositional phrase, one or more words work together to give information about time, location, or possession, or condition. The preposition always appears at the front of the phrase.
    after a very long walk
    behind the old building
    for all the hungry children
    in case it should happen again


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