Phrases and Clauses


9.LA.1b Use various types of phrases: noun, verb, infinitive, adjectival, adverbial, participial, and prepositional. Use various types of clauses: independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial.

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A clause is a group of words that has both a subject and a predicate. A phrase is a group of words that lacks either a subject, a predicate, or both. Both are essential in sentences. Every sentence must have at least one clause to be considered grammatically correct. Learning how clauses and phrases work will help you understand sentence structure.

Throughout this lesson the student will:  

  • identify clauses and phrases; 
  • analyze the parts of the sentence; 
  • identify the different types of phrases.

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