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Compound Verbs - Glossary of Terms


Compound Verbs

A compound verb is one comprising an auxiliary verb (like have, is, has, was, were, will) and another verb.

Examples:

I will take him to the vets.
Alan has taken the ferry to Calais.
Those owls have been screeching all night.

Interactive example:
 
The octopus should have taken the bait by now. [show me the compound verb]
 
Associated pages:
 
What are verbs?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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