Types of Phrases Examples

Types of Phrases

To review, a phrase is a group of words that acts as a "unit," but it does not have a subject and a verb and it does not express a complete thought. You have learned about several types of phrases: noun phrases, verb phrases, adjective phrases, adverb phrases, prepositional phrases, appositives, and verbal phrases.

Examples of Types of Phrases:

The boy at the back likes to tease me. (noun phrase)

I am going to the beach. (verb phrase)

Give the pencil to the teacher. (prepositional phrase-adverb phrase)

My friend Sarah Jones won the talent show (appositive phrase)

The very difficult test made me tired. (adjective phrase)

Marie walked extremely slowly to the office. (adverb phrase)

Putting on makeup is something I don't like to do (verbal-gerund)

I really like to read. (verbal-infinitive)

The man getting out of the car is my dad. (verbal-participial)

Practice:

1. I would like cheeseburgers and fries for dinner. __________

2. The dog with the red leash is named Sam.

3. Going to the beach is my favorite vacation. __________

Answer:

1. I would like cheeseburgers and fries for dinner. _noun_________

2. The dog with the red leash is named Sam. _preposition____

3. Going to the beach is my favorite vacation. __verbal________

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