Notes On Introduction to Phrases and Clauses - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar
 A phrase is defined as a group of words which does not make a complete sense.( does not contain a subject and a verb.) e.g. On the table.        In the corner.        At the market.         Of gold A clause is defined as a part of a sentence which contains a subject and a predicate(verb). e.g. He came. He has a chain which is made of gold Consider the following example. He has a chain of gold The above sentence has two parts “he has a chain” and “of gold”. The first part of the sentence “he has a chain” is a clause because it has a subject (he) and a predicate (has a chain). The second part of the sentence “of gold” is a phrase because it does not contain subject and verb. Note:The difference between a clause and a phrase is that a clause consists of both subject and verb, but a phrase lacks a subject and verb. Examples. The underlined part of each of following sentences shows a clause, while the rest part (non-underlined) of each sentence shows a phrase. 1.Harish reached the station  in time. 2.Saritha was sitting in a corner. 3.He is singing in a melodious voice. 4.My mother made  coffee for the guests. 5.She a bought an interesting story book for his sister.

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 A phrase is defined as a group of words which does not make a complete sense.( does not contain a subject and a verb.) e.g. On the table.        In the corner.        At the market.         Of gold A clause is defined as a part of a sentence which contains a subject and a predicate(verb). e.g. He came. He has a chain which is made of gold Consider the following example. He has a chain of gold The above sentence has two parts “he has a chain” and “of gold”. The first part of the sentence “he has a chain” is a clause because it has a subject (he) and a predicate (has a chain). The second part of the sentence “of gold” is a phrase because it does not contain subject and verb. Note:The difference between a clause and a phrase is that a clause consists of both subject and verb, but a phrase lacks a subject and verb. Examples. The underlined part of each of following sentences shows a clause, while the rest part (non-underlined) of each sentence shows a phrase. 1.Harish reached the station  in time. 2.Saritha was sitting in a corner. 3.He is singing in a melodious voice. 4.My mother made  coffee for the guests. 5.She a bought an interesting story book for his sister.
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