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Clauses and Phrases 1

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 is missing a subject or a predicate or both. See grammar terms for a list of English grammar terms and their definitions.

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

  

Note: Adapted from HyperGrammar (copyright 1994, 1995 and 1996) produced by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.