Phrases are smaller parts of sentences. Phrases cannot stand alone so they are grouped with modifiers or determiners to complete a thought. A phrase is what makes a sentence meaningful. Phrases are categorized depending upon their functions in a sentence. They are divided into various types: Noun Phrase, Verb Phrase, Adjective Phrase, Adverb Phrase, Gerund Phrase, Prepositional Phrase, and Participial Phrase, Infinitive Phrase, and Absolute Phrase.

Noun PhraseA phrase that acts as a noun in a sentence. Noun phrase= noun+modifiers (or determiners)The newly hired men did their job well. She bought a pair of shoes.
Verb PhraseA group of main verbs and helping verbs (auxiliaries) in a sentence.He is waiting for someone. They have been watching movies since morning.
Adjective PhraseA phrase that acts as an adjective(a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun) in a sentence.A lady with long hair is my best friend. I picked a beautiful flower in our garden.
Adverb PhraseA phrase that acts as an adverb(a word that modifies a verb and another adverb) in a sentence.He runs very fast. My friend stayed at home for a few days.
Gerund PhraseA group of a gerund(verb+ing), modifiers, and other related words linked to gerund Acts as a noun in a sentence.I love listening to music. Writing a poem is one of my hobbies.
Prepositional PhraseA phrase comprising a preposition and object of the preposition (noun or pronoun) with other modifiers.I found the ball under the table. He left a letter at the door.
Participial PhraseA group of the present- participle (verb+ing) or a past- participle verb, modifiers, and other related words Acts as an adjective in a sentence and is usually punctuated with a comma.The chair, made of wood looks, very sturdy. The children, playing video games, need guidance.
Infinitive PhraseA phrase containing an infinitive(to + base form of the verb), modifiers, and other related words linked to infinitive Acts as a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb in a sentence.To build my own house is my dream. The students danced to entertain the guests.
Absolute PhraseA phrase consists of a noun or pronoun, a participle, and linked modifiers. Looks like a clause but lacks the true finite verb which is separated by a comma in a sentence. Modifies the whole sentence. Also called a nominative phrase.  He, having anger in his eyes, met his enemy. The semester finished, and Carla sold all her books.

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Angela Malla Llasus was born on September 24, 1997 at Villaverde Imus, Cavite. She is currently residing at Tumalalud, Mambusao, Capiz. She started her elementary grades at Pasong Buaya II Elementary School Imus, Cavite from Grade one to five and finished at Caidquid Elementary School Mambusao, Capiz as Valedictorian in the year 2010. She then enrolled in her secondary education at Mambusao National High School where she was a consistent honor student and graduated as Salutatorian in the year 2014. She pursued her college at Capiz State University Burias, Mambusao, Capiz, and took up a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics. Because of her hard work, she graduated with an academic award year 2018. During her college days, she taught freshmen students for her practice in her chosen profession. There she learned to work under pressure, interact positively with her colleagues in school and handle different behaviors of students. The experience has been challenging yet fulfilling. Angela loves English and Mathematics. Aside from numbers, her hobbies are writing literary pieces like poems and essays. During her school days, she joined different literary contests and journalism workshops because of her passion for writing. She also loves singing. For her, writing and singing are the best ways to express your feelings. As of now, her goal is to find a stable job to support her family. Because of her determination to achieve her goal, she searched for a job to help her family. She has been employed at Inspiro Relia, Inc. as a Customer Service Representative for more than a year. She believes that hard work and patience will lead you to a brighter future.