September 14, 2014

Interactive Phrase Quiz #2

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Interactive Clause Quiz #2

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Interactive Phrase Quiz #1

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Phrases: The Basics

A phrase is a group of related words that lacks both a subject and a verb. Because it lacks a subject and a predicate it cannot act as a sentence. A phrase typically functions as a single part of speech in a sentence (e.g., noun, adjective, … [Read more...]

Phrases: Prepositional

The prepositional phrase includes the preposition and the object of the preposition as well as any modifiers related to either. A list of common prepositions: above across after* against among around at according … [Read more...]

Phrases: Participial

The participial phrase includes the participle and the object of the participle or any words modified by or related to the participle. [In the following examples, the participle is bold and the participial phrase is underlined.] The car … [Read more...]

Phrases: Gerund

The gerund phrase includes the gerund and the object of the gerund or any modifiers related to the gerund. [In the following examples, the gerund is bold and the gerund phrase is underlined.] Flying above the lake at this time of night seems a … [Read more...]

Phrases: Infinitive

The infinitive phrase includes the infinitive and the object of the infinitive or any modifiers related to the infinitive. [In the following examples, the infinitive is bold and the infinitive phrase is underlined.] Even in New York, fans did … [Read more...]

Clauses: The basics

Traditionally a clause is defined as a group of related words that has both a subject and a verb. In attempting to identify clauses, they are often contrasted with phrases, which do not have a subject and verb. In the interest of accuracy, we … [Read more...]

The Sentence

Throughout this website, you will find opportunities to explore the details and building blocks of English grammar and spelling. From the tiny preposition to the unwieldy dependent clause, each component has its moment in the spotlight and its use in … [Read more...]