126 Comments on “Phrases and Clauses in English – What’s the Difference?”

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You are the best teacher …your lessons are very funny and usefull))

Tuesday, May 26th 2009

    i luv that…

    Saturday, December 9th 2017

Uau, this’ really nice.


Tuesday, May 26th 2009

very good

Thursday, May 28th 2009

Gee!! It was wonderful! I have never gotten to understant it Portugues( cause I am brasilian) but I have just gotten to understand it in English…..thanks a lot!!!! I think that I love you! Keep this way!Your art is beautiful! =D

Thursday, May 28th 2009

easy to understand

Saturday, May 30th 2009


My name is Oscar Trigueros. I am a 33 years ole teacher. I have been teaching for 12 years now. I wanted to commen that I use your lesson to assist me in my IELTS PREPERATION COURSES. tHANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. yOU ARE A WONDERFUL TEACHER AND GIVE MEANING TO TEACHING

Sunday, May 31st 2009

I don´t know if you can explain the topic: active voice and pasive voice

Monday, June 1st 2009


Thursday, June 4th 2009

Thanks a lot ! Easy to understand .

Friday, June 5th 2009

the way you teach is extremely good and i’m really enjoying your lessons.

Saturday, June 6th 2009

Thanks a lot . The way u teach is very good.

Saturday, June 13th 2009

    good lec sir

    Friday, July 24th 2009

nice try , i appreciate it

Tuesday, June 16th 2009

your lessson is verry atractive. you are comlete confident and fun. Thanks for what you done.

Monday, June 29th 2009

ur lessons very positive and interesting, what giving for us desire to watch ur lessons more and more
ty a lot u r best!

Thursday, July 2nd 2009

I’m from Russia and my dream is to visit Great Britain or America. I’m happy that I have such a great opportunity to learn English with the help of the native speaker. And I’d like to add that this speaker is a very nice and handsome man)) It would be great if you invite me to visit your lessons in real life))

Sunday, July 26th 2009

    yours idea Alena is gorgeous :)
    we have to organize a trip in that English school ;)
    read my profile Elena. i’d need to talk in english with other peaple.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

I am homeschooling my kids and have been totally at a loss regarding phrases and clauses. You are the only person to have ever made sense of this and I applaud you!!! Thanks a million!

Thursday, September 10th 2009

you said a phrase has a verb or a noun and you showed some phrasal verbs, but what about “turn on the volume”? it has a verb & a noun (volume) . You wrote “pick it up”, well in this case “pick” is a verb and “it” is a subject noun, so it’s also a noun.
And you said a clause has a verb and a noun.
So please, could you tell me if the two examples I gave you are phrases or clauses?

Monday, February 1st 2010

This is very nice James.

Tuesday, March 30th 2010


Thursday, May 13th 2010

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Saturday, May 22nd 2010

jame is the best teacher.
I hope you will show us more videos.
I like your character

Friday, May 28th 2010

very nice

Thursday, June 3rd 2010

if i were study a lot about english i would be like u

Saturday, June 26th 2010

can you give more example about your lessons today. how do you use after before and while in sentences.

Monday, July 5th 2010

thank you very much.imfrom morocco.

Monday, July 12th 2010

    kl im from morocco as well
    im from ksar el kabir

    Monday, December 12th 2011

thanks a lot. i love teacher and teaching way. it is easy to understand and remember. i will access this website twenty four seven!

Tuesday, July 13th 2010

i like the way you teach. :)

Sunday, August 1st 2010

This is a great resource. I’m a student at Wisconsin’s Madison Area Technical College, and I actually use this for further explanation and understanding about subjects. GREAT JOB, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ! <:D

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

thanks for another good lesson

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

so dirty desk))))to Alena from Russia:teachers are from Canada)))

Thursday, October 28th 2010

Hi James,
I’m from Haiti and I’ve been studying English for years but I’ve never had the chance to have such a good teacher. And for the most part I was alone in my studies. Now you’re my online friend and teacher. I will have to take toefl and SAT very soon and would like to find more stuff on toefl ibt and SAT on this website.
Keep doing it! As everybody is saying; you’re a very talented and funny teacher, your lessons are amusing! That’s the most effective way to learn.

Monday, November 8th 2010

James I like your lectures! They are amazing. School days are the golden period of man’s life. When I watch your lectures, the memory of my childhood school is refreshed.

Friday, November 12th 2010

I find your lesson great! Thanks for sharing them.

Thursday, December 9th 2010

I truly thank you for your efforts, Professor James mighty frank I benefited a lot from that place.Well

Thursday, February 10th 2011

It was great. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 11th 2011

hahahaha! That is classic point of view.

Friday, February 11th 2011

hi i live in pakistan karachi i really like your website its very easy to understand about englsih language. i really appriciate your team for this job could you please send me some videos about conditions 1.2and 3 i want to know about these all

Saturday, February 12th 2011

hi james how are u? thanks for the lesson you made me understand about the different of phrases and clauses.and now can u tell me more about noun, adjective, and adverb clauses. thank you so much.

Monday, February 14th 2011

Thank you so much .
You are the best teacher …your lessons are very funny and usefull

Friday, February 18th 2011

Great! now where’s the quiz?

Sunday, February 27th 2011

WOOOO this is fantastic I’m now spending my free time improving my english grammar.

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

ur the best teacher the way u teach is awesome

Saturday, March 12th 2011

Brilliant, helps sentences make sense. Need more lessons on clauses please.

Saturday, March 19th 2011

Nice Job James! I like your today lesson. You teach the best. You are very funny teacher I ever had!!! God Bless You!

Friday, May 13th 2011

hi! james i luv ur speech,i luv ur lecture,ur just amazin’ryt!………..

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Hi james, is it correct saying “I liked shopping when I was there”

Thursday, May 19th 2011

hej can you make a lesson with clauses of purpose ????

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

u are fantastic james…..

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

Hi James!
As always you were great and cool in your lesson!!!!
keep up teaching!

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

another effective lessons from engvid thanks a lot. Hoping to have more effective lessons in the future too. M. Munir Omery from Afghanistan.

Sunday, July 24th 2011

Hello James– I looking a lesson using articles (a,an,the), but from James’s version. regards.

Saturday, August 20th 2011

james im in college and in 95-07 english and im 44 so i have to get back in the grove of things. like verbs and nouns prepostions linking verbs predicates clauses and i have adhd help

Monday, September 5th 2011

thnx i want just to say that i like ur exlanation

Monday, November 14th 2011

this lesson give me a clear clarity.

Saturday, December 10th 2011

thankyou alot james for that lesson
best lesson ever and u are the best teacher
plz make more vids

Monday, December 12th 2011

james,ur way of teaching is 2 much effective….it get stored in the mind automatically….keep on imparting ur knowledge wth ur awesome efforts.

Friday, December 30th 2011

hi mir. James you are really agood teasher and I like the way you teash. howevertry to do more videos on all claues please.thank you so much

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Mr. James thank you very much for your great explanation. I love it what a nice explanation. Now I clearly understand the difference between phrase & clause.
MR. James would you Please! correct My Grammar if some mistake in this sentence. thanks again & God Bless!

Thursday, January 26th 2012


you are awesome
can we get exercise for that lessons .

Monday, February 13th 2012



Monday, February 13th 2012

James,thanks for the explanation. I would very much appreciate if you explain about phrases and clauses in terms of noun clauses and phrases and so on.

Thursday, March 15th 2012

hi.. thts a nice persentation, but excuse me to say that i disagree to the point of CLAUSE.. wht i learned about it is.. it’s a sentence tht has S n V ty very much, i hope u dont mind it.. good luck.. i love this website

Sunday, March 18th 2012

please check again about CLAUSE, ty

Sunday, March 18th 2012

please check again the clauses.Also make quiz

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

it was amazing presantation..Thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

thx a lot

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

Dear Mr.James.
Your lessons are very useful and had saved me a lot of time.
Could you upload videos on noun phrases, adjective phrases, adverb phrases, prepositional phrases, infinitive phrases, participial phrases, adverbial phrases, and adjectival phrases. I’m prone to interactive learning and your lessons are excellent for me to understand. Can any of you(all of you are good!) help me with all these please?I’m having an exam pretty soon.Please respond to me as soon as possible.Thanks in advance!


Thursday, June 14th 2012

sir pls provide the 3gp formats to download it will be really helpful for us

Sunday, June 17th 2012

Hi James.

I just wonder about the sentence you said “I ate dinner”
Can we use the word “eat” with breakfast,launch and dinner”?

Because my English teacher teach me that we only can use “have” with breakfast,launch and dinner.

We say “eat” with the food.
Ex. I eat pizza.

Could you please explain for me?

Saturday, June 30th 2012

    nice comment bro.

    Thursday, July 5th 2012

      i agree with you raihan

      Friday, January 20th 2017

    Hello friend,
    Good query ..
    What James said, is right.What your teacher told to you,is also right.
    Explanation:I ate dinner and i had dinner both are right.
    Certain verbs like eat,enjoy,experience,drink and take can be replaced by have.
    Means you can also use have instead of these verbs.
    I’m drinking coffee / I’m having coffee
    I took lunch / I had lunch
    Hopefully, i’ll help you.

    Saturday, August 17th 2013

love you my jamesssssssssssssssss

Thursday, July 5th 2012

It is so easy to understand with you!!!.
Thanks, James

Sunday, August 19th 2012

You are such a great teacher!!!

Sunday, August 19th 2012

thanks again!!!now i got it

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

very powerful.from: Dom-Rep.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

thanks alot for your usefull lessons.

Monday, November 19th 2012

so useful thanks Mr James ur such a greaaaaaaaaat teaacher

Friday, March 1st 2013

nice and thanks sr

Friday, March 1st 2013

pick up = verb and an adverb

up the street = prepositon(followed by noun)

Friday, March 1st 2013

Your class is great clear, simple, and direct. Thank you so much for stay in this web side !!:)

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thanks alot your are the best ,but i can not find quiz for your lessons would you what’s wrong.

Friday, April 5th 2013

Mr.James ❤
I watched your lessons over 90 and made notebook for my memory.
Your teaching saved me from the wall that I couldn’t come up by myself.
I can’t thank you enough and you made me kind of crazy because I laugh alone while I am watching your lessons.
Mr,E is the best suporter for you and he is cute(the neautral ^ ^)
I think you are popular from your students.
The party(yours 100) was not so enjoyable but it was funny.
I wish you keep on teaching everywhere.

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

Hi James! My name is Vander.I live in São Paulo Brasil. God Always give you health and many Blessings.You are a great teacher and great person.Thank you for all!!!

Friday, July 5th 2013

Hello James! You are a really helpful instructor. but, I would like to have a quiz for this lesson.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Hello to all of you,
thanks a lot for the practically and perfectly useful teaching.
best regards,

Saturday, September 21st 2013

Thank for the lesson, it’s really useful :)

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Yeahhh , I am sorry that this was the last lesson by you here in ENGVID.COM // I want to thank you a lot for everything you have done for us.

Monday, August 18th 2014

you are the best james, awesome!

Saturday, August 30th 2014

It’s official.. Mr.James is my new favorite English teacher. Funny and Human :)

Monday, October 13th 2014

pretty good! I understand it easier.
many thanks indeed ;)

Sunday, October 26th 2014

I understood but not in depth.

Sunday, November 9th 2014

I agree to all of these comments. For years in the Philippines, you are the only person that made me understand clauses and phrases. Now it is permanently carved on my brain lol, I hope to watch more videos of you. Thank you James

Monday, November 10th 2014

You are a wonderful teacher

Saturday, December 6th 2014

Please give lecture elaborately on kinds of Phrase and clause.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

thanks teacher

Friday, May 22nd 2015

Hello Mr. James!!!

You are the best teacher I have ever seen.
Can explain difference between Gerund&Infinitive. I’m suffering to choose one of them. It is very confusable for me. For instance,

The models practiced (walking/to walk) with a book balanced on their heads.

Mandy has promised (takin/to take) care of our dog while we are on vacation…
Please, help me

Thursday, February 25th 2016

What would you say this time James about Superman and Batman?

Monday, April 25th 2016

where are the quizes?

Thursday, May 5th 2016

the lesson is so nice :) but i just hate the scratch sounds of the pen. it’s so uncomfortable :(

Wednesday, November 9th 2016

Then, a sentence may be divided in a “phrase” (with a noun or with a verb but not mixed) and a “clause” (with a noun as a subject and a verb as a meaning), therefore a phrase and a clause are different but they are parts of a sentence. Furthermore, a clause may be also divided in Independent Clauses and Dependent Clauses separated by comas or relative pronouns. I have understood this concept and besides I have distinguished the difference. Thanks a lot teacher James from EngVid.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

awesome lesson

Friday, January 20th 2017

James,recently, i got a twitter account. Do you think it will improve my english skills? By the way i love your english classes!

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

what is clause?

Thursday, March 15th 2018

where is the quiz,I want quiz.

Thursday, March 15th 2018

kickass guy. Your class is clear and amusing

Monday, March 19th 2018

Your class is clear and amusing. Excellent job!

Monday, March 19th 2018

i love your videos you have made grammar intresting and easy for my exams

Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Thank you James

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Wouldn’t “as” be a word for time clauses too? E.g. “She thanked him as she was leaving”.

Wednesday, April 4th 2018

thanks, Sir James.

Saturday, July 14th 2018

Thank you very much James!

Saturday, September 22nd 2018

It’s very informative. I am paying attention to what you’re teaching us right now. It can be a great help to me in improving my English Grammar.

Saturday, November 17th 2018

thx very good vid

Monday, January 28th 2019

All of you are excellent teachers. I have learned a lot with your videos. Thank you!!

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

I like the way you teach because you make fun.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Hi James, Good tip…very good information. tks

Monday, October 21st 2019

thanks mr james for ur kindness

Tuesday, November 19th 2019

very fast speaking teacher . it is not good for nonnative learners

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Hi James,

Can you make a lesson of “prepositions at the end of clauses”


Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

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