Definition of verb phrase in English:

verb phrase

Syllabification: verb phrase


The part of a sentence containing the verb and any direct or indirect object, but not the subject.
More example sentences
  • The subject nominal is in the oblique form and the verb phrase lacks tense and agreement markers.
  • But that verb doesn't have to be the very first word in the verb phrase.
  • Note the future tense employed by the operative verb phrase here: will support.

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