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Practical English Grammar

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the verb phrase


A verb phrase is the main verb and one or more helping verbs.
Common helping verbs include these words in the box.

am are be been being can could did do
does doing had hashave having is may might
must shall should was were will would
The verb phrases are underlined in these sentences.

Many doctors have been concerned about the new flu.
Some of the new stamps were purchased by the collector.
The collector had purchased the new stamps.
We had never witnessed such a hysterical scene. Never is an adverb modifying the
main verb, witnessed, and is not part of the verb phrase. Will you remember my address and phone number? You is the pronoun subject of
the sentence and is not part of the verb phrase.
Is Emma practicing her piano now? Emma is the sentences subject and is not part
of the verb phrase.
The runner had not been passed by any of the other contestants. Not is an adverb
and is not part of the verb phrase.

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. the object of the preposition
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5. the participle and participial phrase
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6. what good writers do
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7. complete and simple predicates
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8. introducing clauses
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9. the pronoun
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10. the adverb
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11. the noun clause
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12. compound subject and compound predicate
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13. the direct object
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14. the verb phrase
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15. the adjective
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16. The nominative case
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17. The possessive case
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18. the gerund and gerund phrase
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19. the adjective clause
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20. Confusing usage words part three
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21. Second Capitalization List
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22. types of sentences by purpose
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23. the interjection
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24. introducing phrases
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25. types of nouns
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26. The coordinating conjunction
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27. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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28. the noun adjective pronoun question
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29. Confusing usage words part one
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30. Confusing usage words part six
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31. More subject verb agreement situations
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32. the preposition
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33. the correlative conjunction
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34. the indirect object
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35. the adverb phrase
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36. the appositive
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37. the adverb clause
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38. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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39. Active and passive voices
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40. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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41. complete and simple subjects
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42. the adjective phrase
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43. the verb
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44. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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45. Confusing usage words part eight
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46. Sound alike words part one
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47. Sound a like words Part Two
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48. Commas Part Two
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49. Commas Part Five
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50. the noun
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