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.
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    • 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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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space