Types of Phrases

Updated: 12/18/2020
Types of Phrases
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Grammar Practice with Storyboard That

By Katherine Docimo

For many students, basic understanding of grammar comes from "hearing" written text in their heads. If you ask a student how he or she spotted a grammatical error, the answer is often, "It didn’t sound right." For subject-verb agreement, contractions, punctuation, and other basic grammar topics, this strategy is quite effective. However, for the more complex grammar required in AP English or college-level English, "hearing" is no longer sufficient. Identifying dangling modifiers, types of phrases, and parts of a sentence require an intellectual understanding of the subject.


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Storyboard Description

Examples of adverb or prepositional phrases with comic storyboards. Teach types of phrases with visual stories!

Storyboard Text

  • PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE
  • I am the thing under the bed!
  • ADJECTIVE PHRASE
  • The wizard covered in stars is a senator.
  • ADVERB PHRASE
  • With no hesitation, Darlene gave the clerk a piece of her mind!
  • INFINITIVE PHRASE
  • My plan to conquer the corporate world has begun!
  • PARTICIPIAL PHRASE
  • GERUND PHRASE
  • I told you texting and walking was a bad idea! Now you have tripped!
  • Howard's jealousy, bubbling in his brain, made him eavesdrop daily.