Elements of Language: 8th Grade - The Phrase (Ch. 14)
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A “phrase” is a group of related words that is used as a single part of speech and that does not contain both a verb and its subject. A “prepositional phrase” includes a preposition, the object of the preposition, and any modifiers of that object. An “adjective phrase” modifies a noun or a pronoun. An “adverb phrase” modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. A “verbal” is a word that is formed from a verb but is used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. A “participle” is a verb form that can be used as an adjective. Present participles end in “–ing.” Past participles usually end in “–d” or “–ed.” Some past participles are formed irregularly. A “participial phrase” consists of a participle together with its modifiers and complements. The entire phrase is used as an adjective. An “infinitive” is a verb form that can be used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Most infinitives begin with “to.” An “infinitive phrase” consists of an infinitive together with its modifiers and complements. The entire phrase may be used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
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This online version of “Elements of Language” features your textbook and a variety of interactive activities. The Second course is aimed at Eighth Graders. The Elements of Language Online Edition offers activities from these workbooks: * Communications * Sentences and Paragraphs * Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Language Skills Practice * Chapter Tests in Standardized Test Formats. It provides practical teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, and engaging presentation tools that offer more ways to reach more students than ever before.