Lesson 11

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Not and its contracted form n't are never part of the verb phrase.

Instructions: Pick out the verb phrases in these sentences.

1. The game will not be finished for another hour.

The game will not be finished for another hour.

2. The horse shouldn't have been worked so much.

The horse shouldn't have been worked so much.

3. Wouldn't you give me another chance?

Wouldn't give me another chance?

Hint: Verb phrases can have one, two, or three helping verbs in them.

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