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七年级英语:短语 vs. 从句

2019-12-18 七年级 阅读

Grade 7 English
Phrases Versus Clauses


If you are doing Grade 7, you’ll find these materials extremely helpful!

In this set of materials, we’ll try to get you acquainted with the most important linguistic elements you need to excel in your English exams.

In order to make it easier to follow, we’ve classified your needful materials. For each section, standard questions are raised, and detailed explanations are provided to make sure a sound understanding of the answers is earned.

Questions on Phrases Versus Clauses

In this article, we are going to differentiate between Phrases and Clauses.
Here you can find a short quiz on this subject matter.

Is the group of words in bold a phrase or a clause?

1. She has been living in Paris since 2010.
2. After finishing my job, I went home to get dressed for the party.
3. The lady in red is my sister-in-law.
4. After the party was over, everyone left the place quickly.
5. John told the truth to his boss very honestly.
6. You can find your books on the top shelf in the left corner.
7. When things get out of control, she goes mad.

Answer Explanations

1. Phrase
A Phrase is a set of words that acts as a single unit but does not contain a subject-verb pairing. A Phrase does not have a meaning of its own, but it adds to the meaning of the context when it is added to a clause. In sentence 1, in Paris is a prepositional phrase.

2. Clause
A Clause is a set of words with a subject performing an action (verb). A Clause can function as a sentence, which may or may not express a complete thought. If it expresses a complete thought, it is called an Independent Clause, but if it expresses an incomplete thought, it is called a Dependent Clause. In sentence 2, I went home is an independent clause.  

3. Phrase
A Phrase is a set of words that acts as a single unit but does not contain a subject-verb pairing. A Phrase does not have a meaning of its own, but it adds to the meaning of the context when it is added to a clause. In sentence 3, The lady in red is a noun phrase.

4. Clause
A Clause is a set of words with a subject performing an action (verb). A Clause can function as a sentence, which may or may not express a complete thought. If it expresses a complete thought, it is called an Independent Clause, but if it expresses an incomplete thought, it is called a Dependent Clause. In sentence 4, After the party was over is a dependent clause. 

5. Phrase
A Phrase is a set of words that acts as a single unit but does not contain a subject-verb pairing. A Phrase does not have a meaning of its own, but it adds to the meaning of the context when it is added to a clause. In sentence 5, very honestly is an adverbial phrase.

6. Phrase
A Phrase is a set of words that acts as a single unit but does not contain a subject-verb pairing. A Phrase does not have a meaning of its own, but it adds to the meaning of the context when it is added to a clause. In sentence 6, on the top shelf in the left corner is a prepositional phrase.

7. Clause
A Clause is a set of words with a subject performing an action (verb). A Clause can function as a sentence, which may or may not express a complete thought. If it expresses a complete thought, it is called an Independent Clause, but if it expresses an incomplete thought, it is called a Dependent Clause. In sentence 7, she goes mad is an independent clause. 
 
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