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A. Here is the sentence split into its separate phrases and clauses:
On the way to college this morning I saw a large object in the sky above the entrance near the sport's field.
On the way [phrase] / to college [phrase] / this morning [phrase] / I saw [main clause] / a large object [phrase] / in the sky [phrase] / above the entrance [phrase] / near the sport's field [phrase]: one main clause and seven phrases.
B. In the sentences below, the main clause(s) are shown in blue.
Remember: it is the main clause(s) in a sentence that gives it its core meaning.
The subordinate clauses are marked in green - these add information to their main clause.
The subject is underlined.
1. The car swerved to the left and it almost hit the pedestrians.
2. Even though he drove with care, he failed the test.
3. I like McChicken sandwiches.
4. My school opens at 8.30 when it is term time.
5. The student who came last pays the bill.
C. The following are phrases.
a. in a minute
b. under the table
d. The old teddy bear