Phrases and Clauses

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  • Q1

    Decide if the group of words in boldface is a phrase or a clause.

    1. The young man replied in a strong voice.

    2. He laughed when he saw the baby play.

    3. While I slept, they stole all the money.

    4. It is a story without any truth.

    5. Alexander the Great was a man of great courage.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Phrase

    2. Clause

    3. Clause

    4. Phrase

    5. Phrase

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  • Q2

    Identify the type of underlined adverbial phrases used in the following sentences.

    (a) The girl dancedwith grace as she came out of the dance room.

    (b) Ben placed his shirton the bed.

    (c) Kangaroos are found in Australia and New Guinea.

    (d) The doctor spoke to me with a pacifying expression.

    (e)Trekking is an interestingactivityin winter.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    a)Adverbial phrase of manner

    b)Adverbial phrase of place

    c)Adverbial phrase of place

    d)Adverbial phrase of manner

    e)Adverbial phrase of Time

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  • Q3

    Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in the following sentences. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, mention if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

    (a) Daniel is my brother who motivated me to become a singer.

    (b) New York is where Niagara Falls is located.

    (c) The corrupt doctor had another suspension because he accepted bribe.

    (d) A teacher can find a job wherever he goes.

    (e) Now I realize why you didn't come for the party.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) who motivated me to become a singer = adjective clause modifying the predicate nominative brother

    (b) where Niagara Falls is located = noun clause used as the predicate nominative

    (c) because he another bribe = adverb clause modifying the verb had

    (d) wherever he goes = adverb clause modifying the verb can find

    (e) why you didn't come for the party = noun clause used as the direct object

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  • Q4

    Identify how the underlined noun phrases are used in the following sentences.

    (a) As a teacher I have taught in many village schools.

    (b) It was an entertaining programme, but sometimes it also seemed to drag a little bit.

    (c) The president’s speech had a piece on the impossibility of avoiding any mention of the present economic crisis.

    (d)I was preparing the final work report at the time.

    (e)My hands were shivering and I could not sign the document.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Prepositional complement

    (b)Subject complement

    (c) Prepositional complement

    (d) Direct object

    (e) Subject

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  • Q5

    The clauses have been underlined in the following sentences. They could be right or wrong. Rewrite the sentences and underline the right clauses.

    (a) He reached the collegeearly.

    (b) Gwen was standing near the car porch.

    (c) They are sleeping on the street.

    (d) Mother made lunch for the guests.

    (e) The boss will take an interview on Monday.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) He reached the college early.

    (b)Gwen was standing near the car porch.

    (c) They are shouting on the street.

    (d) Mother made lunch for the guests.

    (e) The boss will take an interview on Monday.

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