Types Of Phrases 1 - Phrases | English Grammar - English Free Test|Englishfreetest.com

Types Of Phrases 1 - Phrases | English Grammar - English Free Test

Noun Phrase

A noun phrase is either a single noun or pronoun or a group of words containing a noun or a pronoun that function together as a noun or pronoun, as the subject or object of a verb.

  • All the kids were sleeping.
  • The boy in the blue jeans says he'll do it
  • Hebought her a beautiful red dress.
  • Mom baked tasty chocolatecookies.
  • Julia was thinking about her friends back home.
  • Will you talk with these rude people?
  • You are a true hero.
  • My dog is my best friend.

Under the Noun phrase comes three another phrase they are:

Appositive Phrase

An appositive (single word, phrase, or clause) renames another noun, not technically modifying it.

  • "Bob, my best friend, works here” or "My best friend Bob works here.”

Gerund Phrase

A gerund phrase is just a noun phrase with a gerund as its head.
  • "I love baking cakes."

Infinitive Phrase

An infinitive phrase is a noun phrase with an infinitive as its head. Unlike the other noun phrases, however, an infinitive phrase can also function as an adjective or an adverb.
  • "I love to bake cakes.”

Verb Phrase

In simple words, a verb of more than one word is called a verb phrase. It is a phrase consisting of a verb, its auxiliaries (helping verbs), its complements, and other modifiers. Auxiliary verbs always come before the main verb. A verb phrase is a syntactic unit that corresponds to the predicate. There are two types of auxiliary verbs. Inflected auxiliary verbs e.g. be, have, do and Modal auxiliary verbs e.g. will, should, must etc.

  • She kept working like a machine.
  • They were being exploited.
  • Mom is making the room.
  • I came across these old books today.
  • Take off your clothes and jump in the lake.