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sanjaySinha
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Difference between phrases and clauses

Post by sanjaySinha » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:33 am

Do you know what is the difference between phrases and clauses and how use them in the sentences?
Share your experience and give some examples

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Re: Difference between phrases and clauses

Post by Joe » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:02 pm

A phrase can be any few words, like these:
- red socks
- in my pocket
- ups and downs of life
- phrases and clauses
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/sen ... hrases.htm

A clause on the other hand needs a subject and a predicate (verb etc), for example:
- who lives upstairs
- when it rang
- I like coffee
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/sen ... ucture.htm
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