verb' phrase"

1. a group of words including a verb and its complements, objects, or other modifiers that functions syntactically as a verb. In English a verb phrase combines with a noun or noun phrase acting as subject to form a simple sentence.
2. a phrase consisting of a main verb and any auxiliaries but not including modifiers, objects, or complements.

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verbotenverbum sap
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