Phrase (definition)

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A phrase is a constituent or group of words that functions as a unit in the context of a sentence. Usually each phrase has a central word called the head, and a series of modifiers.

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Carnie, Andrew (2006) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.