Lesson 9

Parts of Speech - Verbs

In sentences that are questions, the verb phrase is often separated by another word.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in these sentences. Be sure to watch for another word separating the helping verb from the main verb.

1. Have you been driving long?

Have you been driving long?  -- action verbs

2. Where was the car parked?

Where was the car parked?  -- action verbs

3. Can I be of assistance?

Can I be of assistance?  -- state of being verbs

The words separating the verb phrases are nouns and pronouns. This is very common in sentences that are questions.

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