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Verb Root - Glossary of Terms


Verb Root

The verb root (or basic form) is the form listed in a dictionary.  It is the same as the infinitive (i.e., the version with the word "to", e.g., "to walk") but does not include the word "to".

Examples:

see, be, sing, play, concur 
 
I need to see a butterfly before I go home. Cath has seen two. [show me the verb root]
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