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Phrase OR Clause?

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Hi,

Can please anyone tell me which one of the following sentence is a phrase and why?

A). with murals that are brilliantly colored.
B). their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography.
C). their styles vary among women and houses.

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Re: Phrase OR Clause? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 00:29
hi Yodeepak,

The basic definition of a phrase is a group of words that plays a particular grammatical role in a sentence. And these phrases can be of different types. Noun phrase, prepositional phrase etc. Now, IMO all the above sentences are phrases.

Any other opinions any please ?

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The acid test of a clause is the working verb in it. Any verb that is just part of a prepositional accompaniment or participial phrase does not make a clause. As such


A). with murals that are brilliantly colored.-------‘That are brilliantlty colored; is an accompaniment of the preposition ‘with’ and thus is a part of the prepositional phrase.

B). their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography.------ ‘Embellished’ is a past participle and not a full - fledged verb and hence a phrase.

C). their styles vary among women and houses.---- Vary is a working verb – Therefore this is a clause.
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Re: Phrase OR Clause? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 00:23
Hi daagh,

I think you have correctly captured the essence of phrase and clause.

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