the verb phrase
Common helping verbs include these words in the box.
Many doctors have been concerned about the new flu.
Some of the new stamps were purchased by the collector.
The collector had purchased the new stamps.
We had never witnessed such a hysterical scene. Never is an adverb modifying the
main verb, witnessed, and is not part of the verb phrase. Will you remember my address and phone number? You is the pronoun subject of
the sentence and is not part of the verb phrase.
Is Emma practicing her piano now? Emma is the sentences subject and is not part
of the verb phrase.
The runner had not been passed by any of the other contestants. Not is an adverb
and is not part of the verb phrase.
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.