兩個動詞in一個sentence

English questions:

Are there two verbs in one sentence??

I am really frustrated when I see some sentences this the following.

I have a girlfriend called penny.

I am writing to apply for the post of tour guide advertised on your website.

called and advertised ??

I go to the address given on the card.

Is the word "given"'s function same as the "call" above??

Even you are not sure , you can also leave your opinion here, i will check it on some reference book.

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  • 6 年前
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    Three types of sentence:

    1. single sentence (one main clause with one finite verb)

    2. compound sentence (multiple main clauses connected by cord. conjunctions)

    3. complex sentence (one main clause connecting other subordinate clauses with sub. conjunctions)

    There is only one finite verb in one single clause. By definition, you can have more than one finite verbs in a "sentence" (type 2 and 3).

    Are there two verbs in one sentence??

    (type 1, one finite verb)

    I am really frustrated when I see some sentences this the following.

    (type 3, two finite verbs)

    I have a girlfriend called penny.

    (type 1, one finite verb "have" and 1 non-finite verb "called")

    I am writing to apply for the post of tour guide advertised on your website.

    (type 1, one finite verb, 2 non-finite verbs)

    I go to the address given on the card.

    (type 1, one finite verb, one non-finite verb)

    Is the word "given"'s function same as that of "called" above??

    Yes, non-finite verb, past participle modified the noun in front.

    Even you are not sure , you can also leave your opinion here, I will check it on some reference book.

    (it is a run-on sentence with comma-splice problem; full-stop instead of comma should be put after "here")

  • 6 年前

    We are not using two verbs in a sentence.

    We can change it to a Participial, an infinitive or a gerund.

    The participial (=present, past, perfect ) eg:- perfect participial phrase to be used only adjectivally,because Participial(=adjectivally).

    When we want to use two verbs,we use the above 3 grammatical structures on phrases and clauses.(a)Participial Present means eg:-The villa overlooking the sea was built by Lee Kar-sing.(b) Participial Past means eg:-He brought some flowers picked from his garden. Also eg:-Taken by surprise, he stood with his gun fired !(c)Participial Perfect means eg:-Having finished his work, he watched the American stock markets.

    Re:-Leave your opinion here to check on some reference book =Grammar Book:-

    (1)I have a GF called Penny

    ------called=who is called=past participle=adjectivally

    (2)I am writing to apply for the post of tour guide advertised on your website .

    ------advertised=which is advertised=partcipial past=used adjectivally

    (3)I go to the address given on the card.

    -----given=(as called in 1)=which is given=past participle=used adjectivally

    2015-03-27 16:38:12 補充:

    Amendment:-(2)to apply&advertised=2 non-finite verbs, an infinitive construction(=infinitive).

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