Flashcards in Phrases Deck (11):
What types of phrases are there
What are noun phrases
Phrases based on a noun and function as a subject, object or complement of a clause.
When can you add information to a noun
both before and after the noun in the sentence
(pre- and post-modification)
information added after the "headword".
usually introduced by:
who, which, that or prepositions
Post modifying clauses are likely to contain a...
What are verb phrases
Phrases which add meaning about the tense, aspect and modality.
always use a verb with the ending "ing" and have an auxiliary verb
do not have an auxiliary verb
phrases that start with a preposition
e.g. in, at, up, through, within, to, from
The two functions of prepositional phrases
1.as an adverbial in a clause
(she was standing ON top of a hill)
2.As part of a noun phrase
(the book ON top of that pile)