A phrase is a group of words that are a part of a sentence. It works together to give a meaning, but cannot stand on its own as a complete sentence. It does not have a subject and/or a verb.
  1. Walking across the lane
  2. On his feet
  3. Three cute kittens
  4. Of Ramya
These group of words give meaning, but does not have subject and verb together and hence cannot make a complete sentence.
Subject - Person or thing that is being spoken of, or does the action in a sentence.
Verb - The action that is being performed.
Object - Receives the action.
Direct object - What the subject acts upon.
Indirect object - Who receives the action.
Ram gave him a car.
Ram - Subject
Gave - Verb
Him - Indirect object
Car - Direct object
1. Noun Phrase:
  • A noun is a name, place, thing or animal. A noun phrase is a noun and any word that modifies the noun in the sentence. The modifiers can even be articles, prepositions, adjectives and pronouns.
  • A noun phrase can be a subject, direct/indirect object, or the object of a preposition.
i. The blue house is mine. - the blue house is the noun phrase. Here the noun phrase is the subject.
2. Verb Phrase:
  • It has one verb and other words that modify the verb.
i. The teacher put the book in the bag.
Put the book in the bag is a verb phrase. It consists of the verb 'put' and its dependents but not the subject 'The Teacher'.
Some of the phrases from the lesson "The Summit Within":
  1. Mountains are nature at its best.
  2. Mount Everest takes the last ounce of one’s energy.
  3. The surrounding peaks look like a jewelled necklace around the neck of your summit.
  4. Climbing the mountain was a worthwhile experience.
  5. I believe that mountains are a means of communion with God.
  6. The man who has been to the mountain-top becomes conscious in a special manner of his own smallness in this large universe.
  7. It is a challenge that is difficult to resist.
  8. Once taken up, it cannot be given up halfway even when one’s life is at stake.