Daily Grammar

Lesson 9

Parts of Speech - Verbs

In sentences that are questions, the verb phraseWhen a verb is more than one word, it is called a verb phrase. Verb phrases can be two, three, or four words. Verb phrases are made by using auxiliary or helping verbs.
Source: Lesson 4
is often separated by another word.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in these sentences.  Be sure to watch for another word separating the helping verbHelping verbs are any verbs in a verb phrase that are not the main verb.
Source: Lesson 4
from the main verbThe main verb is the only verb in a sentence or the last verb in a verb phrase..

1. Have you been driving long?

Have you been driving long?
  - action verbs

2. Where was the car parked?

Where was the car parked?
  - action verbs

3. Can I be of assistance?

Can I be of assistance?
  - state of being verbs

Note: The words separating the verb phrases are nounsA noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples: man, city, book, and courage.  Source: Lesson 16 and pronounsA pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or a group of words used as a noun.
Source: Lesson 21
.  This is very common in sentences that are questions.

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