Phrases in English

Revision guide on phrases and their functions.

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Liz Hunt
  • Created on: 07-05-09 14:08
Preview of Phrases in English

First 165 words of the document:

Phrases
A phrase is a group of words which does not contain a main verb, for example
over the road PrepP
after the concert PrepP
a fine day NounP
to the park PrepP
(running) (for the bus)
Non-finite VerbP NounP
A really useful book NounP It was a really useful book
Fried eggs NounP William Shakespeare was eating fried eggs
Some singing lessons NounP Paris Hilton requires some singing lessons
The good-looking gentlemen in the long coat with the fur collar PrepP
The good-looking gentlemen in the long coat with the fur collar was smoking
A phrase is a group of words which together form a structural unit, for example
[(The big black) (dog) (at the gate)]NounP
Premodifier Headword Postmodifier
[(the mean-looking) (bouncer) (at the nightclub door)]NounP
Premodifier Headword Postmodifier
[(a slinky black) (dress) (in the shop window)]NounP
Premodifier Headword Postmodifier

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Language resources:

See all English Language resources »See all resources »