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    Question "verb phrase"

    Dear all;
    is there anyone who can tell me brief explanation for "verb phrase",andalso "phrasal verb"

    and would you please give me some example for each one !(the longest phrase which is possible)

    Many thanks in advance

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    Re: "verb phrase"

    [Ref. The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage]

    Verb Phrase

    A verb phrase is a phrase headed by a verb.

    In the examples that follow, the verb head is in italics
    and the verb phrase is underlined.

    The well-dressed young woman glanced in the mirror.

    The sleek new car in the driveway belongs to my grandmother.

    Verb phrases must contain a "tensed" verb - either a present or past tense verb that agrees with the subjects of its clause. All verb phrases, in short, must exhibit subject-verb agreement.

    Phrasal verbs

    Phrasal verbs contain a verb + preposition.
    In the following sentence the phrasal verb is
    in italics.

    Susan turned down the offer.

    The key idea of phrasal verbs is that the verb plus
    preposition compound acts as a single semantic
    and grammatical unit. For example, we can
    paraphrase the meaning of turned down with
    the single verb rejected.

    Susan rejected the offer.

    The two sentences, Susan turned down the offer
    and Susan rejected the offer, mean exactly
    the same thing. The grammar of the two sentences
    is also identical. In both cases, the noun phrase
    the offer is the object of the verb.

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    #4

    Question Re: "verb phrase"

    Thank you all

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