Verb Phrase (definition)

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Verb Phrases (abbreviated as VP) are constituents built around a verb head. They typically include the verb, the direct object, indirect object and other verbal modifiers (such as adverbs). The status of the VP in Gaelic is controversial because the verb is separated from the other traditional members of the VP by the subject, which is traditional not included in the VP.

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  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.