My brother would have worked all summer. What is the verb phrase

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A verb phrase consists of helping or auxiliary verb plus its main verb and its object, either direct or indirect. In the given sentence above, the verb phrase is "would have worked". The auxiliary or helping verb is "would have" and the main verb is "worked". 


In the given sentence, "would have" is the verb phrase and and it can be understood from the fact that "worked" is the main verb. A verb phrase is actually a verb along with any other word or words that indicate mood, person or tense. I hope the answer comes to your help.. 

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