2 What is a phrase? A phrase is a group of words without a verb. For example:with a blue dresskicking a ballin the room
3 Types of phrasesThe type of phrase depends on the part of speech it is representing.There are four different types of phrases:Adjective phraseAdverbial phraseNoun phraseParticipial phrase
4 Adjective phrase This phrase does the word of an adjective. It tells us more about a noun or a pronoun and should be placed as near as possible to that word.For example:The boy with red hair is from new Zealand
5 Adverbial phrase This phrase does the word of an adverb. It tells us more about the action of a verb.It tells us how, when or where an action is performed.For example:The accident happened near the intersection. (adverbial phrase of place)The dog barked with great ferocity. (adverbial phrase of manner)Michael will be here in a short time. (adverbial phrase of time)
6 Noun phrase This phrase does the work of a noun; it names something. For example:The result of the football match is still not known
7 Participial phraseA participle is a word formed from a verb and used as an adjective or noun (burnt toast, for example).A participial phrase begins with a participle.For example:The boy kicking the football is my nephew.Picking up my school-bag, I boarded the bus.