The word whole is not a verb; the word whole is a noun (a word
for a thing) and an adjective (a word that describes a noun).
Noun: A whole is the sum of its parts.
Adjective: He ate the whole thing.
No, the term 'have been' is a verb, the present perfect
form of the verb 'to be'.
Example: I have been here the whole time.
The verb form 'have been' also functions as an auxiliary
Example: I have been wondering where you were.
No. That is only a helper verb and the subject of the
A "verb phrase" has been used to mean the "predicate" of a
But traditionally it means the "whole verb" including its
helpers (e.g. "is going" or "had gone" or "should have been
The word didn't is a contraction of two words, did and
not. Did is a verb, not is an adverb which clarifies the
Didn't preforms as...
I didn't like the new program.
Or as the whole verb:
No, I didn't.
The combination, for example: 'can help the people' is a verb
phrase. A verb phrase functions as:
A sentence predicate (the verb and the words that follow from
it) of a sentence.
We can help the people.
A noun clause:
We can help the people clean up storm damage.
The word 'caught' is the past participle, past tense of the verb
'to catch'. The past participle of the verb is also an adjective.
Verb: He caught the jar before it hit the floor.
Adjective: The caught fish were enough for the whole family.
The past participle of the verb to answer is
The past participle of the verb also functions as an
Once he answered my questions, the whole thing made
Your answered question is now complete. (adjective)
The simple subject is the noun team.
The complete subject is 'The whole team'.
In an interrogative sentence (a question), the verb and subject
may be transposed, for example, "Why was the whole team penalized?"
is a transposed form of "The whole team was penalized, why?"
The Verb "To Govern" is actually the noun of the verb
Nouns like government, clan, group, family, etc., can be used to
denote one whole entity or its members. So, they can be used as
singular or plural verbs.
See the attached link for a few examples.