Phrases – Exercises for Class 8

A group of words that makes sense but is not a complete sentence, is called a phrase. It does not have a finite verb. Examples: on the chair, at my door, in the sky.

There are three types of phrases

  • A noun phrase is one that acts as a noun in a sentence. Example: He is expected to reach home early.
  • An adjective phrase is a group of words that acts as an adjective in a sentence. Example: Flowers of different colours have been used for decoration.
  • An adverb phrase is a group of words that performs the function of an adverb in a sentence. Example: Jane walked on the stage with a lot of grace.

Exercises

Q. In each sentence identify the phrase and its type.

  1. In those days, my mother used to keep long hair.
  2. He smiled in a warm manner.
  3. We looked for you at every possible place.
  4. Manav, a boy with courage, fought the thief.
  5. Our team took the defeat in a gracious manner.
  6. Mishita is the best student in the class, without any doubt.
  7. I supposed the Indian team with all my heart.
  8. Children like to play every evening.

Answer

  1. In those days, my mother used to keep long hair.
  2. He smiled in a warm manner.
  3. We looked for you at every possible place.
  4. Manav, a boy with courage, fought the thief.
  5. Our team took the defeat in a gracious manner.
  6. Mishita is the best student in the class, without any doubt.
  7. I supposed the Indian team with all my heart.
  8. Children like to play every evening.

Q. Complete the sentences with phrases as indicated in brackets.

  1. She lived in Australia _______________. (adverb phrase)
  2. _______________ is a mystery. (noun phrase)
  3. My classmate is a boy _______________. (adjective phrase)

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