What are phrases?
Phrases are groups of words that occur naturally in a language. They are usually a few words long and work as a whole to share a specific idea. These are frequently used by native speakers and are frequently created spontaneously.
People use words, but they speak in phrases.When you study a language, you often focus on learning one word at a time.And it’s important to know what individual (single) words mean.
But learning whole phrases also has a lot of benefits (good effects) for English learners, here are some of these benefits.
Understanding spoken English
Learning common English phrases makes it so much easier to understand what you hear.
These are phrases that are used all the time (often). So keep your ears open, and listen carefully, you’ll hear them used a lot.
When you learn more English phrases, understanding spoken English will be easy as pie (very easy) for you.
Phrases group are several words together in a written text. When you start seeing phrases as a single unit, with a specific meaning, you’ll be able to read English faster.Rather than having to take time to think about what each individual English word means, you’ll be able to group some of the words together in phrases as you read.
Since you’ll recognize (know) what the phrases mean, you can spend less time reading through a text—but you’ll understand what it means even better than if you just knew what each word meant.
Improving your writing skill
Even your English writing can improve as you learn more English phrases. It’ll become more natural, reflecting (looking like) how native English speakers would write.
Understanding the meaning better
a phrase often means something different than the words that create it.
For example, take the phrase, “a piece of cake.”
A piece is a part of something. In this case, it’s a slice.
A cake is a sweet, baked food, usually made with flour and sugar.
Put these words together as “a piece of cake,” and you get a phrase that means “very easy.”