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1.

He works hard every day.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
A clause is a group of words that includes both a subject (in this case, "He") and a predicate (in this case, "works hard every day") and can stand alone as a complete thought or sentence. In this sentence, "He" is the subject, and "works hard every day" is the predicate, conveying a complete idea. Therefore, it is a clause, specifically an independent clause because it can function as a standalone sentence.
2.

Before the next light

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The phrase "Before the next light" is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a verb, and it does not express a complete thought on its own. It functions as a modifier, providing additional information about when something should happen. In this case, it suggests that something should happen before reaching the next light. Therefore, the correct answer is "Phrase."
3.

In a dark and dangerous hallway.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
"In a dark and dangerous hallway" is a prepositional phrase. It provides additional information about the location of something and consists of the preposition "in" followed by the noun phrase "a dark and dangerous hallway." This prepositional phrase describes where the action or situation in the sentence is taking place.
4.

 If I need to call you.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
The given correct answer is "Clause" because the phrase "If I need to call you" contains a subject ("I") and a verb ("need"), making it a complete thought on its own. This makes it a clause, which is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb and can function as a sentence. A phrase, on the other hand, does not have a subject and a verb and cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.
5.

After a good day.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The given answer is "Phrase" because the sentence "After a good day" does not contain a subject and a verb, which are essential components of a clause. Instead, it is a group of words that functions as a single unit, expressing a complete thought. Therefore, it is classified as a phrase.
6.

Because it's the right thing to do.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate (verb). In this case, "because" is a subordinating conjunction introducing the dependent clause "it's the right thing to do," which contains the subject "it" and the predicate "is." Therefore, it is a clause.
7.

 As quickly as possible.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
"As quickly as possible" is a phrase because it lacks a subject and a verb, essential components of a clause. It functions as an adverbial phrase, modifying the verb in a sentence. In this case, it provides information about the speed or urgency of an action without forming a complete grammatical statement on its own.
8.

This car's not working.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
The given statement "This car's not working" is a complete sentence that expresses a complete thought. It contains a subject ("This car") and a predicate ("not working"). Therefore, it is a clause, which is a group of words that includes a subject and a predicate and can function as a sentence on its own. A phrase, on the other hand, is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a predicate and cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.
9.

Working for himself.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The given correct answer is "Phrase" because "Working for himself" is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a verb, which is the defining characteristic of a clause. Instead, it functions as a single unit, expressing a complete thought. Therefore, it is a phrase.
10.

Whenever it gets cold.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
The given phrase "Whenever it gets cold" is a clause because it contains a subject ("it") and a verb ("gets"). It functions as an adverbial clause, providing information about when or under what conditions something happens.
11.

If they want to talk to me.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
The given correct answer is "Clause". A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate and can function as a sentence or a part of a sentence. In the given sentence, "If they want to talk to me" is a clause because it contains a subject "they" and a predicate "want to talk to me". It also expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence.
12.

Towards the north.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The given answer, "Phrase," is correct because the phrase is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a verb. In this case, "Towards the north" is a group of words that functions as a prepositional phrase, indicating direction. It does not form a complete sentence or express a complete thought, which is characteristic of a phrase rather than a clause.
13.

In front of the building.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The phrase "In front of the building" is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a verb, making it a phrase rather than a clause. It functions as a prepositional phrase, providing information about the location of something in relation to the building.
14.

Jumping up and down on the bed.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
"Jumping up and down on the bed" is a phrase. It is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a predicate, so it does not express a complete thought. If it were to include a subject and a verb, it could become a clause.
15.

Until the next time.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The given correct answer is "Phrase" because "Until the next time" is a group of related words that does not contain a subject and a verb. It functions as a single unit in a sentence and does not express a complete thought on its own, making it a phrase rather than a clause.
16.

Until she finds a car.

Answer: Clause
Explanation:
The given answer is "Clause" because a clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought. In this case, "Until she finds a car" is a group of words that includes the subject "she" and the verb "finds" and expresses a complete thought. It can stand alone as a sentence and has a clear subject and predicate. Therefore, it is a clause.
17.

Across the street from us.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The given phrase "Across the street from us" does not contain a subject and a verb, which are necessary components of a clause. Therefore, it is a phrase, not a clause.
18.

Inside a deep, dark well.

Answer: Phrase
Explanation:
The given answer "Phrase" is correct because "Inside a deep, dark well" is a group of words that does not contain a subject and a predicate, which are necessary components of a clause. Instead, it functions as a single unit conveying a specific meaning. Therefore, it is a phrase.
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