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Phrases are a collection of words or speech that has common use in the everyday world. More specifically, phrases are collective words in a specific order that deliver the same meaning. Phrases are also said and known to appear sometimes within a clause.
Types of phrases:
The phrase which deals with the noun as the main element of the entire statement is known as the noun phrase. This means that when it is placed in a sentence it acts as a noun. This type of phrase is used widely and vividly.
Anita’s face turned red with embarrassment, as she fell off the threshold and slipped in front of the front door.
The phrase which deals with a preposition as the main element of the entire statement is known as the prepositional phrase. This means that when it is placed in a sentence it acts as a preposition. These phrases generally open with a preposition and finish with a noun, pronoun, gerund, etc.
Suresh climbed up the hill to watch the spectacular sunset.
Idioms are types of phrases that have over time established a figurative meaning, which means the non-literal meaning of the words of the phrases.
Idioms are everywhere in the English language.
These idioms have histories. Not all. But most of them. Generally, some incidents in the past have resulted in establishing such meaning to some particular phrases. However, there are many idioms that are created just for the creation of idioms only.
1. ‘Once in a blue moon’ – This means that something happens rarely and has a low chance of happening again.
Example: “Preeti can only go out once in a blue moon.”
2. ‘Call it a day’ – This indicates wrapping off or finishing some work that is currently in progression.
“Rahul decided to call it a day after he fell off the burner railing in the factory.”