Clauses And Phrases Worksheet For Class 8

State whether the groups of words given below are clauses or phrases.

Note that a clause will always have a finite verb in it. It may also contain a non-finite verb.

A phrase will never have a finite verb in it. It may contain a non-finite verb.

1. burning like a candle

2. singing at the top of his voice

3. I was not expecting this

4. where they have gone

5. whoever you may be

6. listen to me

7. look at that picture

8. running as fast as

9. the pretty young girl

10. because it was a hot afternoon

11. slithering like a snake

12. clever though he was

13. children as young as 3 years old

14. as soft as silk

15. as I was thirsty

Answers

1. burning like a candle (phrase)

2. singing at the top of his voice (phrase)

3. I was not expecting this (clause)

4. where they have gone (clause)

5. whoever you may be (clause)

6. listen to me (clause)

7. look at that picture (clause)

8. running as fast as (phrase)

9. the pretty young girl (phrase)

10. because it was a hot afternoon (clause)

11. slithering like a snake (phrase)

12. clever though he was (clause)

13. children as young as 3 years old (phrase)

14. as soft as silk (phrase)

15. as I was thirsty (clause)

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