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105 Chapter 11. Phrases: Prime-Time Players In This Chapter · Probe prepositional phrases · Admire appositives · Visit verbals In this chapter, we start the construction of your writing with the phrase, one of the key building blocks of the sentence. There are several different kinds of phrases, including prepositional phrases (with the subcategories adjectival phrases and adverbial phrases), appositives, and verbals. In this chapter, you learn them all. First, I teach you the individual parts of each different phrase and then ease you into the phrases themselves. Phrases of the Moon A phrase is a group of words that functions in a sentence as a single part of speech. A phrase does not have a subject or a verb. As you write, you use phrases to ... · Add detail by describing. · Make your meaning more precise. · Fold in additional information. You Could Look It Up A phrase is a group of words, without a subject or a verb, that functions in a sentence as a single part of speech. A phrase cannot stand alone as an independent unit. A phrase can function only as a part of speech. The following table shows the different types of phrases. Table 11-1. Different Types of Phrases Type of Phrase Prepositional Adjectival Adverbial Definition Begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pro- noun Prepositional phrase that functions as an adjective Prepositional phrase that functions as an adverb. Example ... by the lake She has a fish with red gills. We cheered with loud voices.