English as a Second Language/What part of speech?


Which of the words is the verb in the sentence?
I have taken care of the business
Is it "Taken" or "Care" what is the function of the other word that is not the verb?

Thanks a lot!

Hi Bernard,

thank you for your question.

In the sentence "I have taken care of the business" the verb is "to take care of". This is actually a phrasal verb, meaning (as you probably well know to assume responsibility for).

Please let me know if you require further clarifications.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Amy Baker

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