What is a descriptive phrase?

Answer

A descriptive phrase is a sequence of two or more words that provides a description. A descriptive phrase is not a complete sentence but can be included in a sentence to add information.

To accurately define a descriptive phrase, it is necessary to look at each of the words separately. According to the Oxford Dictionary, descriptive means “serving or seeking to describe.” The Oxford Dictionary defines a phrase as “a small group of words standing together in a conceptual unit.” Therefore, a descriptive phrase is a small group of words standing together in a conceptual unit that serves or seeks to describe.

An even more detailed definition of a descriptive phrase includes an explanation of the word describe. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word describe as a verb used to “give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events.” Therefore, a descriptive phrase is a small group of words standing together in a conceptual unit that serves or seeks to give an account in words of someone or something, including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events.

Examples of descriptive phrases are: “the green leaves of the tree,” “the warm sunlight” and “shining brilliantly.”

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A descriptive phrase is added information to the subject, object, E.g. The girl ( subject) + who thought she was beautiful ( descriptive phrase) + verb.
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Because that description is non-binding. What really matters is what's in the bill text (and the underlying code that text amends) And yes, those "other purposes" can include
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Descriptive phrases are phrases that describe something. For instant; As poor as a churchmouse. As thin as a rail. As sly as a fox. As fat as a hog. As cozy as two peas in a pod.
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