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Which of these words are verbs
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Which of these words are verbs
Where are they?
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Where are they?
Do you wonder that she felt sure she had not come back to earth? This is what she did see. In the range there was a little brass kettle hissing and boiling; spread upon the floor was a thick warm crimson rug; before the fire a folding chair, unfolded, and with cushions on it; by the chair a small folding table, unfolded covered with a white cloth, and upon it spread small covered dishes, a cup, a saucer, a teapot; on the bed were new warm coverings and a satin-covered down quilt.
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can i have a quick response pls
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Wonder, felt, had not come back, did see, was, hissing, boiling, was, were. Apologies if this comes across as rude but haven’t you already learnt what a verb is?
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Wonder, felt, had not come back, did see, was, hissing, boiling, was, were. Apologies if this comes across as rude but haven’t you already learnt what a verb is?
I did. But I'm 100 years old now and i have forgotten everything. Even the names of my grandchildren. thank you ever so much
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Wonder, felt, had not come back, did see, was, hissing, boiling, was, were. Apologies if this comes across as rude but haven’t you already learnt what a verb is?
had not come back and did see? it says words only. so they're all verbs?
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‘Come back’ functions as a verb phrase, despite being made up of two words. There are a lot of verb phrases like that in English which are treated as one verb.

‘Had’ indicates the pluperfect tense which has a compound construction (i.e. this particular tense is also made up of multiple words). So, you have ‘had’ (indicates tense), ‘not’ (indicates negative), and ‘come back’ (actual action, but made up of two words).

All of that in total is the verbal phrase. To cut it up or separate it would be to take away from it’s meaning. It needs to be kept together as a single unit.

‘Did see’: it’s just a stylistic choice to use the verb ‘do’ to emphasise the following verb, ‘see’. However, again, they function as a unit and need to remain together to retain the original meaning
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‘Come back’ functions as a verb phrase, despite being made up of two words. There are a lot of verb phrases like that in English which are treated as one verb.

‘Had’ indicates the pluperfect tense which has a compound construction (i.e. this particular tense is also made up of multiple words). So, you have ‘had’ (indicates tense), ‘not’ (indicates negative), and ‘come back’ (actual action, but made up of two words).

All of that in total is the verbal phrase. To cut it up or separate it would be to take away from it’s meaning. It needs to be kept together as a single unit.

‘Did see’: it’s just a stylistic choice to use the verb ‘do’ to emphasise the following verb, ‘see’. However, again, they function as a unit and need to remain together to retain the original meaning
thanks. what is the predicate of this sentence? "The dog ran away with the sausages". I know the subject is the dog and the verb is ran but whats the predicate?
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thanks. what is the predicate of this sentence? "The dog ran away with the sausages". I know the subject is the dog and the verb is ran but whats the predicate?
in grammar, the part of a sentence that contains the verb and gives information about the subject

In here, it is, "ran away with the sausages"
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https://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-gramm...n/subjpred.htm
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in grammar, the part of a sentence that contains the verb and gives information about the subject

In here, it is, "ran away with the sausages"
oh okay so where's the verb
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oh okay so where's the verb
"Ran". You just said so, lol
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"Ran". You just said so, lol
oh thought i was wrong. thank u.
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I count 20 verbs
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I count 20 verbs
so there's more than what the other user said?
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I counted again, I got 16. What verbs have you got so far then?
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I counted again, I got 16. What verbs have you got so far then?
Wonder, felt, had not come back, did see, was, hissing, boiling, was, were
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Wonder, felt, had not come back, did see, was, hissing, boiling, was, were
I also counted "unfolded" and "uncovered" as passive verbs, and "do" as an auxillary verb. But am probably wrong.
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