Difference between Phrase and Clause

Phrase is a group of words standing together as a conceptual unit and does not have a subject and a verb. In contrast clause is a grammatical arrangement that contains a set of words having a subject and a verb.

● Each word of a phrase has a meaning but collectively it does not form complete sense like a sentence. i.e. it does not give a complete meaning when standalone. While Clause gives complete meaning and can even be a complete sentence when standalone.

● Phrase is a component of a clause in contract Clause is a component of a complete sentence.