verb phrase

verb phrase (plural verb phrases)

  1. (linguistics) A construction in a clause consisting of a verb and its internal complements, objects, or modifiers.
  2. (grammar) A phrase that functions syntactically as a verb, consisting of a main verb and any auxiliaries.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.002
Offline English dictionary