Focus: Phrases and Clauses
What is a clause?
It is a complete sentence, meaning it has a subject and predicate.
What’s the formula for a clause?
Subject + Verb + Object
Can you give me an example of a clause?
Grammar Chimp smiles with his eyes. Grammar Chimp is my subject, smiles is my verb, and with his eyes is the object (the receiver of the message).
What is a phrase?
It is an incomplete sentence, meaning it has only a predicate.
Can you give me an example of a phrase?
Smiles with his eyes. Notice there is no subject, so it is an incomplete sentence.