Need Help?

Get in touch with us


Learn Phrases for Better Grammar with the Experts

Grade 6
Jun 8, 2023

Grammar – Phrases


Identify the Type of Phrase for the Underlined Words in the Following Sentences.

  1. Richa’s doll is very cute.
  1. Adjective phrase
  2. Noun phrase
  3. Adverbial phrase

Ans: A

2. The Cheetah moved slowly.

  1. Adjective phrase
  2. Noun phrase
  3. Adverbial phrase

Ans:  C


3. Anne likes to wear antique jewels.

  1. Noun Phrase
  2. Adverbial phrase
  3. Adjective phrase

Ans: A

4. She gulped it in a hurry.

  1. Noun phrase
  2. Adverbial phrase
  3. Adjective phrase

Ans: B

5. I gifted him a gold ring.

  1. Noun Phrase
  2. Adverbial Phrase
  3. Adjective phrase

Ans: A


  • Phrases are a group of words that do not make complete sentences.
  • They do not have a subject.

Types of Phrases:

  • Noun Phrase
  • Verb Phrase
  • Adjective Phrase
  • Adverb Phrase
  • Prepositional Phrase
  • Gerund Phrase

Noun Phrase:

A noun phrase is a group of words consisting of a noun with all its modifiers.


  • The naughty dog climbed onto the car’s seat.
  • Tiny mouse runs around the house.

Verb Phrase:


  • Julie was reading the novel.
  • The kids are playing chess.
  • He has been sitting on that sofa.

Adjective Phrase:

An adjective phrase acts like an adjective and modifies a noun or pronoun.


  • The girl on the roof is looking at the sky.
  • My mother gave me a glass full of juice.

Adverb Phrase:

An adverb phrase acts like an adverb and modifies a verb or other adverb in a sentence.


  • Ben drives a car at a very high speed.
  • She was running very fast.

Prepositional Phrase:

  • A prepositional phrase is a collection of words that start with a preposition and illustrates the link between two items.
  • Prepositional phrases can be used as an adverb (adverb phrases), adjectives (adjective phrases), and even nouns in specific cases.


  • The magazine was placed on the study desk.
  • She smelled of peaches and cream.
  • The book was on the dinner table.

Gerund Phrase:

  • Gerund phrases are usually noun phrases that start with a gerund. Gerund phrases, like participle phrases, commence with the -ing verb form and include its objects and modifiers.


  • I like shopping with my buddies.
  • Composing emails is a means of exchanging thoughts.

What is a phrase?

A group of words that does not make a complete sense.

  1. Noun phrase:  The tiny mouse

tiny mouse

2. Verb phrase: was reading


3. Adjective phrase: was very tall

Tall boy

4. Prepositional phrase: On the table

The table



Related topics


Exploring the World of Adjectives: Types, Usage, and Examples

What are Parts of Speech? Parts of speech determine words’ grammatical and semantic position in a sentence. Activity time The parts of speech are nouns, adverbs, conjunctions, pronouns, interjections, adjectives, articles, prepositions, and verbs. Identify the parts of speech of the underlined words in the following sentences. White- Adjective Big- Adjective    Exciting- Adjectives New- […]

Memoir writing

Memoir Writing: Basic Elements, Structures, and Types

Memoir: A memoir is a narrative written from an author’s perspective about a particular facet of his/her own life. ‘Memoir’ word comes from the French word ‘memoire’, which means ‘memory’ or ‘reminiscence’. Example Night: Elie Wiesel gives an account of how he survived his teenage years at Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War […]

Identifying the main idea

Identification of Main Idea in Fiction and Non-fiction

Every story or paragraph or non-fictional text has at least one main idea. The MAIN IDEA is what the text is mostly about. (It is backed up or supported by SUPPORTING DETAILS) Before discussing how to find the main idea, we shall first look at TOPIC. Can you define a topic? A topic can be […]

Writing an Article

Writing an Article: Structure and Essential Tips

What is an article? Structure of Article Writing : Title : Draw the attention of readers with an attractive title and indicate the main topic of the article Introduction : Attract the reader’s attention with a sentence that gives a general presentation of the topic. Main Body : Between these sentences, the body should do […]


Other topics