Someone asked me through “ASK QUESTION” menu bar above. He wanted to know the difference between a clause and a phrase in English.
A clause is part of a sentence, which has the subject, predicate, and object, or a group of words at least contains a subject and a verb indicating the time.
A phrase is also a group of words but it has no subject and verb (predicate).
Now take a look at the example below. It is a complete sentence that consists of two clauses and one phrase.
The man in the car looks so nervous when a policeman comes.
Clauses of the sentence above:
The man in the car looks so nervous
When a policeman comes
The man in the car