Phrases And Clauses Exercise For Class 8

State whether the underlined part is a phrase or clause.

A phrase is a group of words that makes some sense, but not complete sense. Phrases usually begin with a preposition, an ing form or a to-infinitive.

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb. Clauses make complete sense.

1. Professional football teams compete for the best college players.

2. The heavyweight champion is fighting an unknown competitor.

3. Doctors studied thousands of case histories to prove the relationship between smoking and cancer.

4. The tenants complained that there was not enough hot water.

5. Please concentrate on the lesson.

6. I concede that your request is reasonable.

7. The remark was a concrete example of his rudeness.

8. She was upset because she had failed her test.

9. You never allow me to finish a sentence.

10. I don’t know how she makes a living.

Answers

1. Professional football teams compete for the best college players. (Phrase)

2. The heavyweight champion is fighting an unknown competitor. (Clause)

3. Doctors studied thousands of case histories to prove the relationship between smoking and cancer. (Phrase)

4. The tenants complained that there was not enough hot water. (Clause)

5. Please concentrate on the lesson. (Phrase)

6. I concede that your request is reasonable. (Clause)

7. The remark was a concrete example of his rudeness. (Phrase)

8. She was upset because she had failed her test. (Clause)

9. You never allow me to finish a sentence. (Phrase)

10. I don’t know how she makes a living. (Clause)

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