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main verb

División en sílabas: main verb

Definición de main verb en inglés:

sustantivo

Grammar
1The verb in a main clause.
Example sentences
  • An intermediate step is to put the ‘using’ clauses between the object and the main verb, like this.
  • Maybe Dickens needed a good sub-editor to remind him that the rules require sentences to contain proper main verbs.
  • This was ‘translated’ from German, as shown by the placement of the main verb at the end of the sentence.
2The head of a verb phrase, for example eat in might have been going to eat it.
Example sentences
  • The combination of helping verbs with main verbs creates what are called verb phrases or verb strings.
  • When writing the rule, always use the base form of the main verb and any auxiliary verbs.
  • It appears that the semi-modals are hybrid forms, combining characteristics of both main verbs and auxiliary verbs.

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Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing