Identify the phrases and clauses in the following sentences.
A clause must have a subject and a finite verb. It should make complete sense too.
A phrase may contain a non-finite verb. It does not have a subject or a finite verb. Phrases usually begin with a preposition, an ing form or a to-infinitive.
1. I told her to mind her own business.
3. They encouraged us to make another attempt.
3. He failed because of his laziness.
4. She has promised to come.
5. He injured his leg while playing football.
6. It is foolish to cry over spilt milk.
7. We enjoyed walking in the rains.
8. Working hard, she succeeded.
9. The man was ridiculed for being poor.
10. She succeeded by dint of hard work.
11. She bent down to pick up the book.
12. I went around the neighbourhood looking for my cat.
1. I told her (clause) to mind her own business (phrase).
3. They encouraged us (clause) to make another attempt (phrase).
3. He failed (clause) because of his laziness (phrase).
4. She has promised (clause) to come (phrase).
5. He injured his leg (clause) while playing football (phrase).
6. It is foolish (clause) to cry over spilt milk (phrase).
7. We enjoyed walking (clause) in the rains (phrase).
8. Working hard (phrase), she succeeded (clause).
9. The man was ridiculed (clause) for being poor (phrase).
10. She succeeded (clause) by dint of hard work (phrase).
11. She bent down (clause) to pick up the book (phrase).
12. I went around the neighbourhood (clause) looking for my cat (phrase).