The progressive form is a verb-phrase made by prefixing to the present participle some form of the verb to be.
The simple predicate of a sentence is a verb or verb-phrase.
Tell whether the simple subject is a noun or a pronoun, and whether the simple predicate is a verb or a verb-phrase.
A verb-phrase is a group of words that is used as a verb ( 15).
The imperative passive is a verb-phrase consisting of be and a past participle.
In ordinary language the indicative or a verb-phrase with may is used.
The future tense is a verb-phrase consisting of the auxiliary verb shall or will followed by the infinitive without to ( 29).
The auxiliary verb regularly comes first in a verb-phrase, and may be separated from the rest of it by some other word or words.
A verb-phrase made by prefixing to have to the past participle is called the perfect infinitive.
A verb-phrase made by prefixing having to the past participle is called the perfect participle.