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Types Of Phrases 2 - Phrases | English Grammar - English Free Test

Adverbial Phrase

An adverbial phrase (AdvP) is a linguistic term for a group of two or more words operating adverbially, when viewed in terms of their syntactic function.

  • I'll go to bed soon.

Adjectival Phrase

An adjective phrase usually starts with a preposition (e.g., of, in, on) or a participle (e.g., taken, leaving) and follows the noun it is modifying.

  • This is the end of a very long road.
  • Did you see the man leaving the shop?

Participial Phrase

participle phrase will begin with a present or past participle. If the participle is present, it will dependably end in ing. Likewise, a regular past participle will end in a consistent ed.

  • Dancing under the moon, she found perfect happiness.
  • Bitten by dog, he limped home in pain. leaving the shop?

Prepositional Phrase

  • There are two children on a sled.
  • In this garden there are many strawberries.
  • The woman in the blue coat is looking for her dog.

Absolute Phrase

An absolute phrase modifies an entire sentence instead of a single word in the sentence.An absolute phrase combines a noun and a participle with any accompanying modifiers or objects.

  • Legs quivering
  • Her arms folded across her chest
  • Our fingers scraping the leftover frosting off the plates