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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.


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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