Clauses and phrases 3

Clauses and phrases are similar, yet different. As you may recall, a clause is a group of related words that has a subject and a predicate. A phrase is also a group of related words, but it does not contain a subject and a predicate.

Test your knowledge by picking out which of these examples are clauses and which are phrases.

1. when the campaign got off the ground
2. an unprecedented snowfall
3. with the utmost compassion
4. the story was told to me by my grandmother
5. deciding on a movie
6. deciding on a movie is always a challenge
7. motivation to get the job done
8. motivation was needed to get the job done