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Phrases and Verbals

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Verbal
A verb form that is used as a different part of speech
Participle
A verb form that is used as an adjective
Participial Phrase
A participial phrase consists of a participle and its related words, such as modifiers and compliments, all of which act together as an adjective
Phrase
A (1) group of related words (2) that is used as a single part of speech (3) and that does not contain a verb and its subject
Prepositional Phrase
A group of words beginning with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun
Adverb Phrase
A prepositional phrase used as an adverb is called an adverb phrase
Adjective Phrase
A prepositional phrase used as an adjective is called an adjective phrase
Gerund
A verb form ending in -ing that is used as a noun
A gerund Phrase
Consists of a gerund and its related words, such as modifiers and complements, all of which act together as a noun
An infinitive Phrase
Consists of an infinitive and its related words, such as modifiers and complements
Infinitive
A verbal that is formed using "To" plus the plain form of the verb. An infinitive can be used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
An appositive
A noun or pronoun that renames another noun or pronoun and provides additional information
Appositive Phrase
An appositive and all its modifiers.