Verb Phrase




Verb Phrase
Verb Phrase refers to a verb with other word or words. It is a phrase consisting of a verb, its auxiliaries (helping verbs), complements, and other modifiers. Auxiliary verb always sits before the main verb.
 Auxiliary verbs can be divided into two classes :

1.      Inflected auxiliary verbs such as be, have, do and
2.      Modal auxiliary verbs such as will, should, must etc.

Examples:
Nora has been working hard since morning.
He put on new dresses on Sunday.
Take off your shoes before entering the house of god.

Structure :-

1.      She has been playing tennis for ten years.
Has , Been, = Auxiliary Verb, + Play = Main Verb, + ing = Verb Suffix

2.      She should have been playing baseball.
Should, Have, Been = Auxiliary Verbs, + Play = Main Verb, + ing = Verb Suffix

3.      I must read hard to excel.
Must = Auxiliary, + read = Main Verb

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