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Instructions and Help about Which Form 8815 Dependent

Many people are confused about the difference between phrases and clauses. Are these different grammar items or are they just two names for the same thing? That's what we're going to talk about in this video. Now, before we start, just remember if you have any questions at all, you just have to ask me in the comment section below and I will talk to you there. So, in this lesson, we're going to learn the difference between phrases and clauses. But first, let's talk about how phrases and clauses are similar. They're similar in this way - both of these refer to groups of words that are meaningful. Look at these examples: "near my home" or "Dextre won the bicycle race". You can see that these are meaningful. So, one of them is a phrase and the other is a clause. Okay, so what's the difference between them? Well, the difference is this - a clause is a group of words with a subject-verb combination. So, "Dextre won the bicycle race" is a clause because it has a subject "Dextre" and a verb "won" (the past tense of "win"). So, this is a clause. A phrase, on the other hand, is a group of words without a subject-verb combination. So, "near my home" is a phrase because there's no subject-verb combination. It's very simple, but keep this important difference in mind - a clause has a subject-verb combination and a phrase does not. Now, let me show you some more examples so that you can learn how to easily identify phrases and clauses. All the words that you see on the screen are phrases. You will notice that in all of these, there's no subject-verb combination. And these examples also show the most common types of phrases. For example, "my two wonderful...