The soldiers took out the military outpost. I need to know how "took out" is used grammatically. I know what "took out" means, I need to know if it's being used as a verb phrase, etc. What is the grammatical use of "took out."

asked Aug 08 '12 at 14:10 Cindy Creech New member

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Yes, "took out" is a verb phrase.


The subject is "the soldiers", the object is "the military outpost", the verb is "took", and "out" (in this sentence) is an adverb modifying "took".

link answered Aug 08 '12 at 14:16 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Excellent answer, sir.

sanjayAug 08 '12 at 14:49

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