What is a Verb Phrase? - Definition, Structure & Examples


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A verb is:

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1. A verb phrase consists of:

2. The purpose of verb phrases is to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many sentences use verb phrases to express complex meanings, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the structure and uses of verb phrases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Sentence structure
  • Definition of verb phrase
  • Uses of verb phrases
  • Practice sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve verb phrase practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of verb phrases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what constitutes a verb phrase

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Verb Phrase? - Definition, Structure & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of verb phrase
  • Understand the structure and function of verb phrases
  • Identify and define examples of verb phrases
  • Know the meaning of 'auxiliary verb'