English as a Second Language/english grammer

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Question
in the sentence
She refused to listen
refused is verb or listen is verb.if refused is not verb what is it

Answer
Deshmukh,

thank you for your question.

She refused to listen.

She - subject
refused - verb (past tense)
to listen - direct object (the infinitive of a verb can be a direct object in a sentence)

Here are some similar sentences:

I was hoping to sleep.
My cat is trying to play.
Mary refused to sing.
John wants to go.

I hope this helps.

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