Sometimes verb phrases are separated by words called adverbs (we will learn more about adverbs in later lessons). Adverbs are often used with verbs; however, they are not considered part of the verb phrase.
Instructions: Find the verb phrases in the following sentences. Are the verbs action verbs or state of being verbs?
1. You have not helped your father today.
2. I will soon be home.
3. The child had suddenly choked on the food. 
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Answers:
1. have helped – action verbs
2. will be – state of being verbs
3. had choked – action verbs

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