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Auxiliary verb vs phrasal verb

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Dalpho

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Nov 1, 2020
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Hello,

Here is a sentence:
"I would like to drink a coffee."

Questions:
1. Is 'would like to' an auxiliary verb or a phrasal verb?
2. Which is the main verb in the sentence, like or coffee?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Dalpho
 

englishgeek

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Sep 23, 2020
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Thank you for your question and joining the forum.

I will try to answer your question...

Would is a modal verb, which is a type of auxiliary verb. The main verb is drink.

Here is some more info:



I hope this helps!