Flip Learning – Sentence Writing (Clauses and Phrases)

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Our SPAG focus this term will the construction of sentences. To prepare you for this we would like you to find out about the following features of sentence writing. What can you find out? Which of these do you already know? Can you find any examples? Make sure that you understand what you find out. The things we would like you to explore are:

Clauses

Main clause

Subordinate clause

Relative clause

Phrases

Noun phrase

Adjective phrase

Prepositional phrase

What is the difference between a phrase and a clause?

10 thoughts on “Flip Learning – Sentence Writing (Clauses and Phrases)

  1. A clause is a sentence which is by itself which also means that it’s on it’s own. Example. He ran, but he, felt very tired. A main clause is a sentence standing by itself. Example Sarah the subject skipped the verb along the path. A subordinate clause is two elements mixed together. Example: Today Amy the subject had tuna for dinner which the subordinate conjunction she sneezed the verb on. Relative clauses starting with relative pronouns who,that,which,whose,where,when. When the relative pronoun did she start her homework? To be continued…

    • Great research Rebeca. I’m sure it has helped you to understand sentences. Can you find some examples of these in a book by your favourite author? What about in your own work?

      House point.

  2. A clause is a group of words that has a verb, e.g: The girl was running towards the park.

    A main clause is a simple sentence that has a subject and a verb, e.g: I like bunnies.

    A subordinate clause is a simple sentence that doesn’t make sense on its own, e.g: I love hot chocolate, even though its sometimes too sweet.

    A relative clause is a type of subordinate clause that describes a noun, e.g: who, which, that.

    A phrase is a group of words which doesn’t have a verb, subject or both, e.g: The young man.

    A noun phrase starts with a noun, e.g: The decorative cake.

    An adjective phrase begins with an adjective, e.g: A rotten egg.

    A preposition phrase begins with a preposition which describes the position of the noun, e.g: The caterpillar was inside the apple.

    The difference between a phrase and a clause is that a clause is a group of words that contains a verb and a phrase doesn’t include a verb, subject or both.

    I used my spag sheet and Google to research the features of the sentences.

    • This is a cracking post Tamsin. Brilliant research which I’m sure will really help you. You must show this to others. Can you see examples of these in your own writing?

      House point!

  3. Clause is a group of words like He ran it make sense on its own that’s a clause.
    Phrase is a a group of words that that doesn’t make sense on its own like big house :):):):):D

  4. A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject) (e.g. went home in John went home).. A clause is either independent or dependent.

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