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This tag is for questions about phrases in the linguistic sense. In linguistics a “phrase” is a group of words that make a unit of syntax with a single grammatical function. Use [phrase-requests] if you are searching for a phrase.

A phrase is a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause.

Differently, a sentence is a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command, and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses.

Consider the question check list if your question fits the tag. You can also look at the example questions. If this tag doesn't fit your question have a look below at somehow related tags that might fit your question better.

Question checklist

  • Does the question concern a linguistic phrase?
  • Does the question contain the complete sentence the phrase is part of?
  • Does the question clearly describe the concern regarding the phrase?

Example questions


Not what you are looking for?

  • Use for questions about expressions.
  • Use for questions about finding an expression.
  • Use for questions about finding a phrase
  • Use for questions about idioms (phrases which do not have their literal meaning)
  • Use for requests for idioms with a particular meaning