Main Verb Do

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I have chosen the main verb do in the sentence 'wanted her to do all the work’
What makes this a main verb??
 

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I have chosen the main verb do in the sentence 'wanted her to do all the work’
What makes this a main verb??

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Good morning, Rachelspeechie.

(1) I am interested in your sentence:

I wanted her to do all the work.

(2) Why do you call "do" the "main verb"?

(3) I think the "main verb" is "wanted."

(a) I think the sentence is basically:

I wanted something.

Something = her to do all the work/ her to cook the dinner/ her to drive

me to the supermarket.

(i) to do/ to cook/ to drive = infinitives. I do not think that they are

called "main verbs."

Let's see what others can teach you and me.

Have a nice day!
 

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I have chosen the main verb do in the sentence 'wanted her to do all the work’
What makes this a main verb??


I wanted something

something = object of wanted

something = her to do all the work = sub clause

her = S
to do all the work = predicate in the sub clause

the two main verbs in the sentence are:

- wanted -- tensed
- to do -- untensed
 
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