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- TOMING88Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
For words, phrase in grammar means a group of words without a finite verb, especially one that forms part of a sentence."the travelling car", and "on election morning" are phrases.
For examples, samples on Classification of phrases by function:-
Noun as subject:-(To eat out at mid-night) is an usual habit.
---They wanted (to eat out cheaply at Tai-chung)-----as object
---They like (to eat at shops at mid-night)------as object
Adjective before a noun as subject:-(Shocked by the book), the President stood still.
----(Sitting in an armchair), he issued his TW Commandment---as subject.
----(With his work completed), he was sent to the prison.----as subject.
Adverb as time as subject:-(After the accident), he has a fear for a bullet.
---as place as object:-He stayed (in the prison) last winter term.
---as manner as object:-She sang (in a magnetic voice) in the studio.
---as reason as subject:-(Because of the heavy rain ),the parade was cancelled.
---as purpose as subject:-(In order to save electricity), light is switched off.
---as concession:-(In spite of the concession speech),he had lost the president election !
----as result:-He admitted he had lost the election (after making the concession speech.)
---as condition:-(If not for his concession speech),we would have won the TW elections.
Verb as function to form a tense of a verb:-eg:-(The marriage-registry will have been running ) for 4 years by next January.-------future perfect progressive.
eg:-(The lady teacher 45 will have been working) for many mainland students here this year.-----future perfect progressive.
As a phrasal verb(=verb + particle)eg:-If you don't drive carefully, you will (end up) in Tainan Hospital.
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