Verb-phrase definition

A phrase consisting of a verb and its auxiliaries, as should be done in the sentence The students should be done with the exam by noon.
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A phrase consisting of a verb, its auxiliaries, its complements, and other modifiers, as should be done with the exam by noon in the sentence The students should be done with the exam by noon.
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The definition of a verb phrase is the part of a sentence that contains a group of two or more verbs.

An example of a verb phrase is "was walking."

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(linguistics) A construction in a clause consisting of a verb and its internal complements, objects, or modifiers.
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(grammar) A phrase that functions syntactically as a verb, consisting of a main verb and any auxiliaries.
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Noun

Singular:
verb-phrase
Plural:
verb-phrases