A verb phrase is a constituent of a sentence that contains the verb and any direct and indirect objects but not the subject.
Verb phrases have the following forms:
Eg.She was laughing.
- Have(auxiliary) and the past participle:
Eg.They have enjoyed themselves.
- Have(auxiliary) and the past participle ‘been’ with the main verb in the –ing form:
Eg.We have all been working hard.
- A modal verb and a main verb:
(The modal verbs are – can, could, will, would, shall, should, may, might, must)
Eg.They will come.