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  • one year ago

Which best describes the underlined words in this sentence? Should they have been watching that scary movie by themselves? A. compound verb B. simple predicate C. complete predicate

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  1. MckennaRian
    • one year ago
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    Which words are underlined?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    should and have been watching

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    a compound verb or complex predicate is a multi-word compound that functions as a single verb.

  4. MckennaRian
    • one year ago
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    Correct. What is a simple predicate?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Person, place , thing, or idea.

  6. MckennaRian
    • one year ago
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    So we know that should & have been watching are not a person, place, or thing. So we know it isn't B.

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes.

  8. MckennaRian
    • one year ago
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    Watching is a verb. Combining 'have been' to the word watching gives you a compound verb. Meaning your answer would be A. Do you understand?

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes, thank you!

  10. MckennaRian
    • one year ago
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    No problem!

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