Verbs are the parts of a sentence that denote action or existence. An example of an action verb is 'eat' as in, "I eat the cookie." An example of a verb that indicates existence is 'is' as in, "Bob is a boy." A sentence can also contain a verb phrase, which is several words strung together. For example in the sentence, "I will be hungry later", the verb phrase is 'will be hungry'.
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