Introduction to Verbs and Verb Phrases

The Heart of the Sentence
  • Andrea DeCapua

In this chapter we investigate verbs. The chapter is divided into four sections, each one of which looks at a different aspect of verbs: Section 1 discusses how to identify verbs. Section 2 explores two main categories of verbs, main verbs and auxiliary verbs. The next section examines two types ofmain verbs, transitive and intransitive. Section 4 considers infinitives and gerunds, and the last section delves into a special type of verb, phrasal verbs.


Noun Phrase Discovery Activity Direct Object Indirect Object Verb Phrase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea DeCapua
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  1. 1.College of New RochelleNew Rochelle

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