What is a Compound Verb? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following types of compound verbs are used in this sentence?
  • The boy whitewashes the fence for his mother.

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1. Which of the following is the best definition of a compound verb?

2. Which of the following is an example of a phrasal verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess and revisit what you know about compound verbs with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource reviews sample compound verbs and the differences between the types of compound verbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers a quick review of:

  • Types of compound verbs
  • Identifying different compound verbs
  • Definition of compound verb

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know about compound verbs to answer questions about the different types
  • Interpreting information - revisit what you know verbs with auxiliaries and interpret it properly
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what a prepositional verbs is and choose an example

Additional Learning

Uncover more about this topic with the accompanying lesson, What is a Compound Verb? - Definition & Examples. This lesson offers more detail about:

  • Defining the different types of compound verbs
  • Examples of each type
  • Understanding the differences of the types