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verb British & World English

A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen

main verb British & World English

The verb in a main clause

modal verb British & World English

An auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might

verb phrase British & World English

A verb with another word or words indicating tense, mood, or person

phrasal verb British & World English

An idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, as in break down, or a preposition, for example see to, or a combination of both, such as look down on

auxiliary verb British & World English

A verb used in forming the tenses, moods, and voices of other verbs. The primary auxiliary verbs in English are be, do, and have; the modal auxiliaries are can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, and would

reporting verb British & World English

A verb belonging to a class of verbs conveying the action of speaking and used with both direct and reported speech. Reporting verbs may also be used with a direct object and with an infinitive construction

verb English-Spanish

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