Types of Phrases in English for CTET, TET exams

Phrases are a group of words with a particular meaning, but they lack complete sense, as they are not a sentence with their Subject and Predicate.

On the basis of behaviour, Phrases are of three kinds:

  1. Noun Phrase which behaves as Noun does. (Ex.- the pros and cons, the rich, a red letter day, loss of face etc.)
  2. Adjective Phrase which behaves as an Adjective does. (Ex.- helter skelter, at one’s wit’s end, hard and fast etc.)
  3. Adverb Phrase which behaves as an Adverb does. (Ex.- bag and baggage, with might and main, in the long run etc.)