Can any one please tell me how to find the difference between clause and phrase?
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The difference between phrases and clauses can be confusing.
A phrase is a group of words that has either no subject or no predicate.
opening the gate (no subject) the man at the counter (no predicate) across the river (a modifier: neither a subject nor a predicate)
A clause is a group of words containing both a subject and a predicate.
Dependent Clauses cannot stand alone as sentences.
- although the man held his daughter
- because Jerry was laughing at the joke