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    Cool Hlp with Modal, perfective or progressive??verbs

    Boy am I confused??????
    Are these correctly done? the identification of verb phrases in sentences modal past or present.

    1. Has Jill really been losing her money?
    verb phrase is has been losing = Present perfective progressive

    2. Is Tommy being coerced into going up the mountain?
    verb phrase= being coerced = Present progressive

    3. The little star might not actually have been shining.
    verb phrase = modal perfective progressive

    4. Did the green cow have any milk for you?
    verb = have = present perfective

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    Re: Hlp with Modal, perfective or progressive??verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Boy am I confused??????
    Are these correctly done? the identification of verb phrases in sentences modal past or present.

    1. Has Jill really been losing her money?
    verb phrase is has been losing = Present perfective progressive Yes

    2. Is Tommy being coerced into going up the mountain?
    verb phrase= being coerced = Present progressive I'd call "is being coerced" the passive voice of the present progressive.

    3. The little star might not actually have been shining.
    verb phrase = modal, present perfective progressive Yes

    4. Did the green cow have any milk for you?
    verb = have = present perfective
    verb is "did have = had" Simple past, or Imperfect.
    R.

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