In the Word Groups series we’re going to learn about what are called word groups and phrases.
Word groups help us understand what words mean, plus add more detail.
For example, let's take a simple word like ‘cheat’. What does it mean?
The answer is, it depends:
- Are we asking what is ‘a cheat’?
- Or are we asking what it is ‘to cheat’?
The first is a thing, the second is an action.
Now do you notice though how each form has an extra word to communicate which it is?
Those extra words are the start of how we get word groups. These word groups can get bigger and more complicated:
- A truly fiendish Minecraft cheat—that is what we would call a noun group.
- Might have been about to recklessly cheat—that is what we would call a verb group.