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A phrase is a group of words that functions as a single unit without a subject or a verb. Unlike a clause which contains a subject and a verb and conveys a complete idea, a phrase forms part of a clause or a sentence as it does not have a complete thought to stand on its own as an independent unit.

 

There are different types of phrases:

  

1. Absolute Phrase
2. Adjective Phrase
3. Adverbial Phrase
4. Appositive Phrase
5. Gerund Phrase
6. Infinitive Phrase
7. Participial Phrase
8. Prepositional Phrase