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Clauses, Phrases

Note 72 – The difference between a phrase and a clause

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – If you would prefer to dive straight into note 72, then please read on…

A phrase contains a verb but a clause does not. It’s sounds quite simple when you put it into one sentence.  Here are some examples:


The following are phrases because they do not contain a verb:

  • Like a big car
  • Just a minute
  • In comparison to


The following are clauses because they do contain a verb:

  • They felt cold outside
  • It went well today
  • He told lies yestserday

Hope you have enjoyed today’s blog – please feel free to comment if you wish.  As mentioned before I am happy to take requests on the subject of grammar/punctuation/writing tips or similar. 

Thank you to my regular readers/subscribers for your continued support and a big welcome to any new readers.

Until tomorrow…


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I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer


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