pro-verb
Definition - A word or phrase that acts in place of a complete verb or a verb phrase.

For example, in the sequence

Why can't he do it? — It's not that he can't, he just won't.

the words can and won't are pro-verbs that stand for can't do it and won't do it.

Notes:
1. Pro-verbs are to verbs what pronoun are to nouns.



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