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Describing language
Describing language

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3 Verb + verb = verb

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Figure 3 Verbs!

The example verbs so far have mostly been single words (bought, sat, think, etc.). But you’ve also seen that verbs can be made up of more than one word:

I’ve been working

He was phoning

You’ll now look at these multi-word verbs more closely.