Adverb Clause

What is an adverb clause?  Some basic rules are that an adverb clause will contain a subject and verb. It is a dependent clause.  Like an adverb, an adverb clause provides the answer to the [...]

Adjective Clause

An adjective clause, like a noun clause, is always a dependent clause. Like an adjective, the adjective clause describes a noun.  Since a noun can be a subject or an object, an adjective clause [...]

Noun Clause

A noun clause is a collection of words, one of which must be a noun, which plays the role of a noun. As with a noun, the noun clause can be a subject, an object, or a complement. Although some [...]

Adjective Phrase

An adjective phrase, just like an adjective, is used to describe a noun or a pronoun. An adjective phrase is a phrase – and by phrase we mean two or more words – that behaves as an adjective.  It [...]

Noun Phrase

A noun phrase is a phrase – and by phrase we mean a pair or a group of words – that behaves as a noun. A noun phrase must contain noun or a pronoun. Remember that a phrase is different to a [...]

Adverb Phrase

An adverb phrase is a group of words, two or more, that act as an adverb. An adverb phrase modifies a verb, adverb or adjective.  It must be distinguished from an adverb clause (about which we [...]

infinitive phrase

The infinitive phrase, also known as the infinitive clause, is a group of words that combines an infinitive verb and complements or objects, plus modifiers to the infinitive and to the [...]

absolute phrase

An absolute phrase is a noun phrase which modifies a sentence.  It adds more information to the sentence.  An absolute phrase refers to the group of words that accompanies an independent phrase. [...]

appositive phrase

The appositive phrase acts as a noun, a noun phrase, or a noun clause.  It appears next to another noun which it describes in a different way, and it is always separated by commas, and sometimes [...]

participial phrase

To understand what a participial phrase is we need to know what a participle is.  A participle is a verb which functions as an adjective. Participles come in two tenses – the present participle [...]