Verb – an action word
Examples: sleep, sing, dance
- I did not sleep last night.
- She sings nicely.
- Joseph dances gracefully.
Verb – as linking/BE verbs
- He is really beautiful.
- His pen and pencil are on the desk
Not: Be mindful of the number of subject in using any kind of verbs. The number of subject will help you choose whether to use a singular or a plural form of the verb.
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Verbs – that don’t show action. Considered as Helping Verbs.
- My mother has a new recipe book on Chinese dishes.
- Really? I love Mandarin dishes, especially those with different spices.
- I think Mother will be glad to prepare one for our lunch.
- Yes, Mother appears excited to cook one for us.
- Consists of two parts:
- Helping verb
- Action verb
- He is reading quietly in one corner of the classroom.
- I am studying the multiplication table.
- Some students are waiting for his answer.
Coding: Orange color – Linking Verbs, Pink color – Action Verbs.
Two – Word Verbs
- They are formed by combining a verb with another word called a participle, usually a preposition or an adverb.
- Some two-word verbs can be separated by placing a noun in between; others are inseparable.
came in, put down, sit down, look up, wrote down, etc.
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