Types of phrases 2

A phrase is a group of words that forms a unit simpler than a sentence. Unlike a sentence, a phrase does not contain a subject and a verb.

Many different types of phrases can be used to build sentences. See if you can name the type of phrase in square brackets in each sentence below.

1. [The small black poodle] wagged his tail excitedly.
2. Petra gave an [extremely long] answer to this question.
3. Mario’s dream was [to open a five-star restaurant].
4. Rajiv went [to the Rocky Mountains for his vacation].
5. We accepted the invitation [very happily indeed].
6. Janina’s favourite winter activity is [curling up in a comfy armchair with a good book].
7. [Exhausted by the long bus ride], the children fell asleep.