verb group

verb group
verb groups
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A verb group or verbal group consists of a verb, or of a main verb following a modal or one or more auxiliaries. Examples are `walked', `can see', and `had been waiting'.

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  • group — I UK [ɡruːp] / US [ɡrup] noun [countable] Word forms group : singular group plural groups *** 1) a) a small number of people who are together in the same place: can be followed by a singular or plural verb group of: There was a group of girls… …   English dictionary

  • group — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, large, wide ▪ She has a very wide group of friends. ▪ little, select, small ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • verb — [və:b US və:rb] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: verbe, from Latin verbum word, verb ] a word or group of words that describes an action, experience, or state, such as come , see , and put on →↑auxiliary verb, ↑linking verb, ↑modal verb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • group — (n.) 1690s, originally an art criticism term, assemblage of figures or objects in a painting or design, from Fr. groupe cluster, group (17c.), from It. gruppo group, knot, perhaps ultimately from P.Gmc. *kruppaz round mass, lump, and related to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • group — ► NOUN (treated as sing. or pl. ) 1) a number of people or things located, gathered, or classed together. 2) a number of musicians who play popular music together. 3) a division of an air force. 4) Chemistry a set of elements occupying a column… …   English terms dictionary

  • group — I noun affiliation, aggregate, array, assemblage, assembly, association, band, bracket, branch, category, circle, class, classification, clique, cluster, coalition, collection, community, conglomeration, constituency, corps, crowd, denomination,… …   Law dictionary

  • group — group1 [ grup ] noun count *** ▸ 1 people in same place ▸ 2 people with same ideas ▸ 3 similar people/things ▸ 4 set of people/things ▸ 5 musicians/singers ▸ 6 set of companies 1. ) a small number of people who are together in the same place:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • group — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French groupe, from Italian gruppo, by form of groppo knot, tangle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kropf craw more at crop Date: 1686 1. two or more figures forming a complete unit in a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • group — 1 /gru:p/ noun (C) 1 several people or things that are all together in the same place (+ of): a group of tall trees | Get into groups of four. (also + plural verb) BrE: A group of us are going to London for the concert. 2 several people or things …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • group*/*/*/ — [gruːp] noun[C] I 1) several people or things that are together or that are related to each other in some way Why don t you join the local drama group?[/ex] Firms should employ more people in the over 55 age group.[/ex] a group decision/activity… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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