Phrases And Clauses Worksheet For Class 8

A phrase is a group of words that makes some sense but not complete sense. A phrase may contain a participle, gerund (ing form) or infinitive. It does not contain a finite verb.

A clause is a group of words that contains a finite verb. It may or may not contain a non-finite verb.

1. once upon a time

2. there lived a pretty girl

3. jumping out of the window

4. the young man had a dream

5.  because she was not there

6. as it is a holiday

7. where there is a will

8. what to do now

9. looking forward to becoming a grandmother

10. in a far away land

11. the old woman sang a song

12. being the only applicant

13. not knowing what to do

14. if you are in a hurry

15. standing at the gate

16. the man knocked on the door

17. I am speaking the truth

18. they are waiting for us

Answers

1. once upon a time (phrase)

2. there lived a pretty girl (clause; finite verb – lived)

3. jumping out of the window (phrase)

4. the young man had a dream (clause; finite verb – had)

5.  because she was not there (clause; finite verb – was)

6. as it is a holiday (clause; finite verb – is)

7. where there is a will (clause; finite verb – is)

8. what to do now (phrase)

9. looking forward to becoming a grandmother (phrase)

10. in a far away land (phrase)

11. the old woman sang a song (clause; finite verb – sang)

12. being the only applicant (phrase; non-finite verb – being)

13. not knowing what to do (phrase; non-finite verbs – knowing, to do)

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14. if you are in a hurry (clause; finite verb- are)

15. standing at the gate (phrase; non-finite verb – standing)

16. the man knocked on the door (clause; finite verb – knocked)

17. I am speaking the truth (clause; finite verb – am speaking)

18. they are waiting for us (clause; finite verb – are waiting)

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