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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 5d2: Phrases ( DAY 2 )


Phrases, Day 2

Review


  • You have already learned about :

    1. Prepositional phrases
    2. Phrases that act as adjectives


   
Now you will learn about two other types of phrases


  • Adverb phrases


  • Appositive phrases


 

Review - Definition of a Phrase

 


  • Phrase : a group of words that do the work of a single part of speech in a sentence.
                    For example, a phrase can do the work of a single adjective or adverb.


  • PHRASES DO NOT CONTAIN A SUBJECT AND A VERB.


  • Purpose of a phrase :

    1. To add information and details
    2. To help bring pieces of information together
    3. When used correctly, to help the reader understand ideas better

 


Review - Definition of a Phrase

 

  • An adverb phrase is a prepositional phrase that acts as an adverb in a sentence.

  • An adverb phrase is a prepositional phrase that modifies a verb, an adjective or an adverb by telling where, when, in what way, or to what extent.

  • Adverb phrases are used in exactly the same way as one word adverbs, but they are longer and sometimes provide more precise details about the word they modify.

 


Using Phrases That Act as Adverbs

 


Can You Identify the Adverb Phrase?
Directions: click on the adverb phrase in each sentence.


Note : There may be more than one adverb phrase in a sentence!