CHAPTER9

Using Phrases

In This Chapter

  • What is a phrase?
  • The difference between phrases and clauses
  • Prepositional phrases and their uses
  • How to arrange and rearrange phrases

“That’s a nice turn of phrase.” “I don’t like that phrase.” “What’s the phrase I’m trying to think of?” “Could you rephrase that?”

People talk about phrases and phrasing all the time, but they likely don’t have a clear understanding of what a phrase is in the grammatical sense.

This chapter will define phrases and introduce you to the different types of phrases. It will also distinguish phrases from clauses, which may have a similar length but aren’t the same. To become ...

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