In an answer to another question, I erroneously said:
Each sentence sentence normally be one complete thought, with a noun and a verb. You should generally not have two verbs per sentence
What I was trying to say was that each sentence should have one... "primary verb", but I'm looking for the actual term to describe this. I am sure "primary verb" is not it.
As an example, user brilliant commented on that question and gave this example:
As for those who like to place a lot of commas in the sentence and think that they do the right in acting that way, I would tell them that each sentence should be one complete thought, with a noun and a verb, and, therefore, there should be generally only one verb in it.
In that sentence, there's a lot of verbs... What is the way to describe the verb "would", as used in "I would tell", and only that verb?