Elements of Language: 6th Grade - The Phrase and the Clause (Ch. 13)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
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. A prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or pronoun is called an “adjective phrase.” A prepositional phrase that is used to modify a verb, an adjective, or an adverb is called an “adverb phrase.” A “clause” is a word group that contains a verb and its subject and that is used as a sentence or as part of a sentence. An “independent (or main) clause” expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself as a sentence. A “subordinate” (or “dependent”) clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand by itself as a complete sentence. An “adjective clause” is a subordinate clause that modifies a noun or pronoun. An “adverb clause” is a subordinate clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. A “simple sentence” has one independent clause and no subordinate clauses. A “compound sentence” consists of two or more independent clauses, usually joined by a comma and a connecting word. A “complex sentence” contains one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause. A sentence with two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause is a “compound-complex sentence.”
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