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    What is the diffrence between phrases and clauses?

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    Re: phrases & clauses

    A clause will have a subject and a verb. An independent clause is simple sentence.

    A phrase is a group of words that serve one function: a noun phrase (which can be the subject or object), an adjectival phrase (which describes a noun), an adverbial phrase, etc.

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