Phrases And Clauses Worksheet For Class 8

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

A clause is a group of words that makes complete sense. A clause will always have a subject and a finite verb.

State whether the underlined part is a phrase or clause.

1. I saw a man waiting for the bus.

2. I see no point in arguing with him.

3. When I went to his home, I saw him working in his garage.

4. I saw a girl carrying a basket on her head.

5. He jumped into the river to save the drowning boy.

6. I asked him if he knew where the railway station was.

7. It took me 30 minutes to get ready for office.

8. As he was in a hurry, he didn’t each much food.

9. They encouraged him to make another attempt.

10. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the news of her engagement.

Answers

1. I saw a man waiting for the bus. (Clause)

2. I see no point in arguing with him. (Phrase)

3. When I went to his home, I saw him working in his garage. (Clause)

4. I saw a girl carrying a basket on her head. (Phrase)

5. He jumped into the river to save the drowning boy. (Phrase)

6. I asked him if he knew where the railway station was. (Clause)

7. It took me 30 minutes to get ready for office. (Phrase)

8. As he was in a hurry, he didn’t each much food. (Clause)

9. They encouraged him to make another attempt. (Clause)

10. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the news of her engagement. (Clause)

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