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    Can any tell me if any of this two this sentence with verb phrase of at least 4 words with interesting verbs?

    "Last month The American Conservative, founded by Patrick Buchanan in 2002 as an alternative to what he called the neoconservative bent of The Weekly Standard, National Review and Commentary, announced that it had run out of money, only to say a few weeks later it was bouncing back and would return as a monthly after a six-week hiatus”

    However, it caught this reader attention because it has a sentence with a verb phrase of at last four words “The Yankees, 26-time champions, again had the edge on the Mets, who have never quite lived down their hapless beginnings under Stengel in 1962”

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    Re: Verb phrases.

    Quote Originally Posted by meialouca View Post

    However, it caught this reader attention because it has a sentence with a verb phrase of at last four words
    “The Yankees, 26-time champions, again had the edge on the Mets, who have never quite lived down their hapless beginnings under Stengel in 1962”
    If you are talking about 'lived down', this is correctly written. It doesn't contain 4 words. If you are talking about 'had the edge on', this is a collocation - to have an advantage.

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