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Difference between a phrase and a clause


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A phrase is different from a clause. A phrase is nothing but a group of words that make some sense but they do not form a sentence or a complete sense. On the other hand, a clause forms a part of a sentence which has a subject and a predicate.

A sentence without a phrase is not that much affected but a sentence will have its meaning completely changed without a clause. For example, "on the wall", "in the class room", "of my pen" are some phrases. These phrases have neither a subject nor a predicate. On the other hand, "which is a big story", "that I have copied" are some of the examples of phrase which have both subject and predicate.




"Sense" refers to the word "meaning".


Sample Usage

Phrase:

1. Jack Sparrow sat on a wall.

2. I have a chain of gold.

3. The sunset was of great beauty.

4. Teach me how to do it.

5. In the afternoon a giant came to my door.

Clause:

1. People who are honest are welcome to ISC. (who - subject; are honest - predicate)

2. I have found out that one member has posted copied contents.

3. It is impossible to start the match while it is raining.

4. He has a chain which is made of gold.


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