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Phrases vs. Clauses: What are they?

Phrases vs. Clauses

A phrase is a group of words. The phrase itself will not contain a subject and a verb. However, the phrase may have a subordinate clause in it, which contains a subject and a verb, but that clause will be functioning as a noun, adjective, or adverb in the phrase. A phrase can function as an adjective, adverb, or a noun, depending upon the type of the phrase.

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb. A clause can function as a complete sentence, adjective, adverb, or noun, depending upon the type of clause.

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