Phrases (Noun, Verb, Prepositional, Adjective, Adverb) Explanation and Quiz

Check your comprehension. Answer all the questions.


Phrases in English

Phrases in English

Noun Phrase

A noun phrase consists of a noun and any modifiers that further describe or identify it.

Example: The large brown dog – “The large brown” describes the noun “dog”.

Verb Phrase

A verb phrase includes a main verb and its auxiliary (helping) verbs or modals.

Example: She has been studying – “Has been studying” is the verb phrase.

Prepositional Phrase

A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.

Example: At the top of the mountain – “At the top of” is the prepositional phrase.

Adjective Phrase

An adjective phrase modifies a noun or pronoun by describing or qualifying it.

Example: A book with a beautiful cover – “With a beautiful cover” is the adjective phrase.

Adverbial Phrase

An adverbial phrase modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb and provides additional information.

Example: With great care and precision – “With great care and precision” is the adverbial phrase.

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