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Phrase - Glossary of Terms


Phrase

A phrase is a group of related words which usually forms part of a sentence.  A phrase does not contain a subject and verb and, consequently, cannot convey a complete thought.  (Note: A clause, on the other hand, does contain a subject and a verb.) 

Examples:

in the middle of London
swaying in the wind
a large pilot whale
as a result

Interactive example:
 
When you're ready, try and place the cherry in the middle[show me a phrase]
 
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