Exercises on Restrictive and Non-restrictive Clause

Which sentence contains restrictive (or non-restrictive) clause? In the three exercises below, identify which sentence contains a restrictive clause and which contains a non-restrictive. Also, if necessary, punctuate the sentence with comma(s). Remember, a non-restrictive clause takes a pair of…

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What is an Adverbial Phrase? [6 Types]

You must have seen sentences like these. The snake crept up the stick easily. [Adverb of manner] I spotted the snake there.  [Adverb of place] Note: In all the examples, adverb and adverbial phrase have been underlined. Second, all comments…

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What is an Adjectival Phrase? [4 Types]

You must have seen sentences like these. Plenty of unfinished work awaits me. [Adjective] Plenty of difficult work awaits me. [Adjective] Note: In all the examples, adjectival phrase has been underlined. Also, noun (or noun phrase) being described by the…

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What is Dependent Clause and Its Role?

A clause is a grammatical group of words that contains both subject and verb. It can be an independent clause representing a complete idea (he runs fast) or a dependent clause representing an incomplete idea (because he was ill). In…

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What is Phrase (10 Types) and Why Learn It?

Compare these two sentences (comments in square brackets). Tom disappeared at the turn of the street. [Noun] The man with bloodstains on his t-shirt disappeared at the turn of the street. [Noun phrase] In the first sentence, a noun Tom…

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What is Clause and Why Learn It?

We see words every day. We see sentences every day. They’re so concrete and visible. In contrast, clauses sound so abstract. And why do we need them when we’ve words and sentences? We’ll explore the need for clause and much…

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What-Clause [Explanation with Examples]

A what-clause is a noun clause starting with the marker word what. Because it’s a noun clause, it can be subject, direct object of verb, object of preposition, subject complement, etc. in a sentence. Examples: (Note: Comments that go with…

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