What Is A Verb Phrase

By: Ricky Pancotto and Jacob Mejino

Example

Examples:

People have used cows to make milk.

The boy is walking down the street.

Pigs are used for bacon and ham.

Common Helping Verbs

am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, may, can, might, could, must, should, would, will

Verb Phrases

Verbs phrases are a group of words that does the work of a single verb. Verbs phrases contain one or more helping verbs (is, are, has, have, can, and do) and a main verb.