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    In the sentence, " Reporters take pride in reporting the news accurately," is take or reporting the verb???

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    Default Re: can a sentence have 2 verbs?

    the main verb is take. pride in reporting the news...is the complement

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    Default Re: can a sentence have 2 verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by class7 View Post
    In the sentence, " Reporters take pride in reporting the news accurately," is take or reporting the verb???

    The main verb of the sentence is "take". "Reporting" is a type of verbal known as a gerund. A gerund is an -ing word that acts as a noun. In this case, the gerund is the object of the preposition "in". What follows the gerund are its direct object and an adverb that modifies the gerund.

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    Default Re: can a sentence have 2 verbs?

    A sentence can have as many verbs as a writer can cram in there.

    I wrote this sentence, then I wanted more verbs, so I added a few here, dropped a couple more there, and finally, I decided that I had used enough and stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    A sentence can have as many verbs as a writer can cram in there.

    I wrote this sentence, then I wanted more verbs, so I added a few here, dropped a couple more there, and finally, I decided that I had used enough and stopped.

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    Default Re: can a sentence have 2 verbs?

    well both of them are verbs but the more common way is to use and if it has two verbs like saying The dog runs and jumps.

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    Default Re: can a sentence have 2 verbs?

    Why stop at two? The dog runs, jumps, barks, sniffs, lifts his leg, growls, bites, rolls over, and falls asleep.

    The point is that a sentence is not limited to one or two verbs. A sentence can have an unlimited number of subjects and an unlimited number of verbs, and still be grammatical.

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    Default Re: can a sentence have 2 verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    well both of them are verbs but the more common way is to use and if it has two verbs like saying The dog runs and jumps.
    Only one is a verb in that sentence.

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