selecting multiple vertices?

Is there a way i can ‘grab’ multiple vertices at the same time?I can grab and move a vertice,surface etc. but i dont know how to select more than 1 vertice or surface.Is that possible?

Shift-RMB, B for border select, BB for circle select, yes this is possible. What a stupid program if it couldn’t.

And to add to RedJay:
Control LMB for lasso select
Alt RMB for loop select
L for linked select
A for select all/deselect all
and you can change selection modes with Control Tab

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Good Luck, and Happy Blending!