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    #1

    Which is the main verb in this sentence?

    Please help me identify the main verb in the sentence:

    You don't have to visit me.

    Is visit the main verb?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Which is the main verb in this sentence?

    The discussion was about MODALS and I was trying to determine the main verb in the sentence.

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    Re: Which is the main verb in this sentence?

    The main verb is 'do' (it's in 'don't', which means 'do not').

    EDIT later: No, it isn't.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Jul-2013 at 14:32.

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    Re: Which is the main verb in this sentence?

    So, do is the main verb.

    Does HAVE function as a modal in that sentence?

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    Re: Which is the main verb in this sentence?

    I was wrong. I'll try again.

    The main verb is modal: 'have to visit'; 'don't' negates it.

    Click here for further explanation.

    If I'm still wrong, somebody will soon put me right.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Jul-2013 at 14:32.

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