Phrases are a very important part of sentences. so let’s learn about the phrases –
Phrase:- phrase is part of a sentence that doesn’t have any verb. The phrase is not a sentence, it is just a group of words.
There isn’t any ideal age to get married.
She laughed at funny people.
Finally, we can rest after a long day.
Her earnest desire is to go to Italy.
(The bold part of the sentence is the phrase)
Types of phrases:-
It is hard to classify the phrases. It can work as a noun, adjective, or preposition. Based on the function of the sentence there are eight types of phrases- 1)noun phrase, 2)verb phrase, 3)adjective phrase, 4)Adverb phrase, 5)Gerund phrase, 6)Infinitive phrase, 7) prepositional phrase, 8) absolute phrase.
A noun phrase is a phrase that worked as a noun in a sentence, it consists of a noun related word, example –
I have a huge beautiful house.
He brought expensive blue genes.
2) Verb phrase:-
A verb phrase is a phrase that consists of the main verb and helping verb in a sentence, example –
I am writing a letter.
She has been playing basketball since the morning.
3) Adjective phrase:-
An adjective phrase works as an adjective in a sentence, example –
I brought a beautiful red dress.
The Lady has long hair.
An adjective phrase is a phrase that acts as an adverb in a sentence. It modifies adverb or verb in a sentence, example-
She can run very fast.
She drinks just two sips of water.
A gerund phrase is a phrase that has gerund words means the verb with “ing”, example –
He started reading a letter.
I enjoy seeing others dance.
An infinitive phrase is a phrase that has an infinitive word in a sentence that means To+the 1st from of verb, example –
I like to sing songs.
The Doctors made a plan to help the poor patients.
7) participle phrase:-
Participle phrase means a present and past participle verb which modifies and linked other words, example –
I got an email stating the result.
The clothes made of cotton are so comfortable.
8) absolute phrase:-
An absolute phrase is a phrase that contains a noun, pronoun and a participle in a sentence. but it is done and has a finite verb. example:-
She was so sad, her face showing her grief.
I, having money in my purse, went shopping.