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Clause vs. Phrase

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Clause vs. Phrase [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 21:00
Can anyone tell me the difference between a clause and a phrase?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 21:13
In grammar, a clause is a group of words containing a verb. Sentences contain one or more clauses. There are finite clauses and non-finite clauses.

A phrase is a short group of words that people often use as a way of saying something. The meaning of a phrase is often not obvious from the meaning of the individual words in it.

A phrase is a small group of words which forms a unit, either on its own or within a sentence.

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In sum, I'd say that a clause is consisted of "subject + verb", and that a phrase is consisted of "(adjective +) noun".
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 21:28
I often visit Seoul, Japan, Taiwan for business & I have seen my colleagues there fight with english a lot, they are very much afraid of TOEFL too........but I see some people like gamjatang who are simply superb in English. Hats off to you guys!

I'll definitely mail my colleagues about it :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 21:41
Agreed!

Thanks gamtajang for the explanation :-D
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